48 days in Japan Itinerary

48 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
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Hakuba-mura
— 4 nights
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Takayama
— 4 nights
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
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Ise
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
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Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iritahama Beach and Sasuke Inari Shrine. Sugimotodera Temple and Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Shimoda (Ogiso Shoten Honten & Shirahama Jinja Shrine) and Jogasaki Beach Picnical Course (in Ito). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson), explore the world behind art at Tamamura Toyoo Life Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, and examine the collection at Honma Yosegi Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Hakone-machi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hakone-machi. In March, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

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Religious Site
Sasuke Inari Shrine
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Religious Site
Sugimotodera Temple
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Hakuba-mura

Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Popular historic sites such as Togakushi Shrine Hinomikosya and Togakushi Shrine Okusha are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Get out of town with these interesting Hakuba-mura side-trips: Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort & Thermal Spas), Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima (in Nagano) and Hokusai-kan (in Obuse-machi). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hakuba-mura trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Hakuba-mura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hakuba-mura when traveling from Hakone-machi in March, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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Must see
Thermal Spas
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Must see
Hokusai-kan
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Religious Site
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Appreciate the collections at Takayama Showa Museum and Hikaru Museum. Get in touch with nature at Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort and Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!. Venture out of the city with trips to Kisofukushima (in Kiso-machi), Shirakawago (in Shirakawa-mura) and Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine) (in Katsuyama). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, snap pictures at Nakabashi Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Takayama visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Takayama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Hikaru Museum
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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 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, look for gifts at Katsuura Nigiwai Market, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Nachi Primeval Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Nachi Forest, and then make a trip to Kinomatsushima Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho vacation planning website.

You can drive from Takayama to Nachikatsura-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in March, things will get a bit warmer in Nachikatsura-cho: highs are around 17°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

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Water Body
Nachi Forest
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Religious Site
Hirou Shrine
4.2

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Saiku Heian no Mori, take an in-depth tour of Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience, take an in-depth tour of Saiku Histrical Museum, steep yourself in history at Watarai Prefectural Office Former Site, then look for gifts at Hakutaka Miyake Shoten, and finally steep yourself in history at Furuichi Kaido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarume Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matsuo Kanonji Temple, and then get outside with Ichigo Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ise road trip app.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nachikatsura-cho, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Sarume Shrine
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History Museum
Saiku Histrical Museum
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yakusugi Land and Wilson Stump. Take a break from the city and head to Oko no Taki Fall and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. There's more to do: make a trip to Jōmon Sugi and stop by Sugisho.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ise to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Ise in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yakushima-cho, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Must see
Yakusugi Land
4.6
Waterfall
Oko no Taki Fall
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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Head to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and Gallery Kiyafor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Daisekirinzan and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma), Motobu-cho (Bise no Warumi & Okichan Theater) and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins and stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Onna-son route planning app.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yakushima-cho in March: highs in Onna-son hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Onna Station Nakayukui Market
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Mountain
Daisekirinzan
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Historic Walking Area
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Toguchi no Hama and Aragusuku Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Furusato.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Must see
Toguchi no Hama
4.6
Reef
Yabiji
4.8

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pinaisara Falls and Kanpiree Waterfall. Take a break from the city and head to Ida no Hama Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Residence of Niimori, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Must see
Pinaisara Falls
4.8
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Island
Barasu Island
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cape Hirakubozaki. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Euglena Mall, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Island Countryside Settlement
4.7

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Explore hidden gems such as Manai Falls and Harajiri Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Daikanbo and Mt. Aso. Get out of town with these interesting Takachiho-cho side-trips: Kusasenrigahama (in Aso), Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura) and Onsen Resorts (in Minamioguni-machi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Oka Castle Ruins, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Takachiho, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho trip app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho in 7.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ishigaki in April: high temperatures in Takachiho-cho hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Oka Castle Ruins
4.3
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Waterfall
Manai Falls
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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Visiting Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shakotan Peninsula and Fukidashi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutchan-cho: Cape Kamui (in Shakotan-cho), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Takachiho-cho to Kutchan-cho in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in April, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ishiyamadera Temple and Myoshinji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Kiyamachi Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Honen-in.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Kyoto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Jojakkoji Temple
4.6

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