46 days in Japan Itinerary

46 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Yokohama
— 4 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
6
Ise
— 2 nights
7
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
8
Matsue
— 2 nights
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
10
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
11
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
12
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
13
Kamakura
— 3 nights

7
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pokemon Center Skytree Town, Tokyo Skytree, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Nezu Shrine and Senso-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ueno District and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). There's much more to do: visit Yanaka District, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and make a trip to Shimokitazawa.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
STREET KART Shinagawa ©
STREET KART Shinagawa

4
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia'', Hedgehog Cafe Harry Yokohama, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sankeien Gardens and Kishamichi Promenade. The adventure continues: learn the secrets of production at Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory and take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Higashiyama Walking Course in Takayama (about 1h 55 min away).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yokohama to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Yokohama in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Higashiyama Walking Course
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Toji. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara), Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Byodoin.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Byodoin, Dotombori District
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thensee the interesting displays at Taiji Whale Museum, and then get outside with Kujirahama Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nachikatsura-cho holiday website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, Nachikatsura-cho is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Taiji-cho
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Taiji Whale Museum ©
Taiji Whale Museum

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya, get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aramatsurinomiya, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Hinjitsukan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yamato-hime Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Daiosaki Lighthouse, thenget outside with Goza Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Saiku Histrical Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ise online vacation planner.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shima, Takinomiya, Saiku Histrical Museum
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine ©
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine
Saiku Histrical Museum ©
Saiku Histrical Museum
Daiosaki Lighthouse ©
Daiosaki Lighthouse

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruins of Kosugidani Village and Yaku Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Yakusugi Land and Nagata Inakahama. The adventure continues: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To plan Yakushima-cho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Ise to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan, admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Iya Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seiganji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Gogin Karakoro Museum. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Rihaku Shuzo, explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Kojindani Ruin, and finally steep yourself in history at Karakama Shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Matsue tour planner.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Matsue in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Matsue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Izumo, Adachi Museum of Art, Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Shimane Art Museum ©
Shimane Art Museum
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Itsukushima Shrine and Mitaki Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Daishoin Temple, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Peace Flame and see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip site.

You can drive from Matsue to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

4
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.
Relax by the water at Kondoi Beach and Nakamoto Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Hirakubozaki and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

Start your trip to Ishigaki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach, Nakamoto Beach
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miyako Shrine and Harimizu Utaki. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunayama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Underground Dam Museum, and kick back and relax at Ikizu Beach.

Discover how to plan a Miyakojima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
You've now added Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), get a dose of culture at Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom, contemplate the long history of Old Ito Denemon House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoheiden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikosan Shrine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ouma Chikurin Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okadagu and then get outside with Mt Sarakura.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu road trip site.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kitakyushu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in May: high temperatures in Kitakyushu hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Outdoors Historic Sites Events

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Old Ito Denemon House
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Mt Sarakura ©
Mt Sarakura
Okadagu ©
Okadagu
Ouma Chikurin Park ©
Ouma Chikurin Park

3
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hase-dera Temple and Oyama Afuri Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Hojobo Hinatayakushi Temple. Step out of Kamakura to go to Samukawa-machi and see Samukawa Shrine, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakuonji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kamakura Museum of National Treasures, and enjoy the sand and surf at Morito Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Kitakyushu to Kamakura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Kitakyushu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isehara, Samukawa Shrine, Morito Beach
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine

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