46 days in Japan Itinerary

46 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
4
Okinawa City
— 4 nights
5
Onna-son
— 4 nights
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
8
Kyoto
— 8 nights
9
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
10
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
11
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
12
Tokyo
— 7 nights

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Aragusuku Beach and Ikema-jima Island. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Sukuji Beach. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In June in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thenkick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima driving holiday app.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

4
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM. Appreciate the collections at Okinawa Post-War Cultural Material Museum Histreet and Okinawa City Music Museum Ongakumura. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Chanpuru Market, step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and get a sense of history and politics at Okinawa City Hall Observation Decks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Okinawa City day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Okinawa City with the Route module. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kitanakagusuku-son, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kayaking & Canoeing, Katsuren Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM ©
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

4
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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Nakijin Castle Ruins. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nirai Beach and Sun Marina Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Kunigami-son (Hiji Waterfall, Okuma Beach, &more), Motobu-cho (Bise no Fukugi Tree Road & Bisezaki) and Nanjo (Ojima Island, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Manza Beach, look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and make a trip to Cape Maeda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Onna-son online trip itinerary maker.

Onna-son is just a short distance from Okinawa City. In June, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Nanjo, Motobu-cho, Nirai Beach, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

2
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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land and then admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Taikoiwa, thenmake a trip to Wilson Stump, thentake in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally make a trip to Jōmon Sugi.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, Yakushima-cho is little chillier than Onna-son - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daishoin Temple and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Senjokaku, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Kintaikyo Bridge
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

8
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTER. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Nara Park (in Nara). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto vacation builder site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hashigui Rock.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho route planning tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nachikatsura-cho, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shingu, Hashigui Rock
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll explore and learn at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Get some cultural insight at Suganuma Gassho Community and Gokayama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Shirakawa-mura (Kanda house & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). The adventure continues: examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip website.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Maruoka Castle, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Lake Mashu. Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (in Ozora-cho) and Abashiri (Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples & Abashiri Prison Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Misaki, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Shari-cho fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Shari-cho in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Shari-cho is little chillier than Kanazawa - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Abashiri, Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park, Lake Mashu
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Explore hidden gems such as Kanda Myojin and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Let the collections at Pola Museum of Art and Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, examine the collection at Fire Museum, admire the natural beauty at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online travel planner.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pola Museum of Art
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

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