58 days in Japan Itinerary

58 days in Japan Itinerary

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58 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  17​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 12 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Yakushima-cho
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Tokashiki-son
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Onna-son
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Hateruma-jima
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
8
Taketomi-jima
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
9
Tokyo
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

6
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Visit Suo-Oshima and Hojo Kashima for some beach relaxation. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Mount Misen), Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama) and Kita-Nagato Coast (in Hagi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima tour planner .

London, UK to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Hiroshima. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Suo-Oshima, Kita-Nagato Coast
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

12
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nara Park and Kinkaku-ji. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more) and Osaka (Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari Taisha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, get great views at Kiyomizu-dera, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip site .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Nagata Inakahama and Isso Beach. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Taikoiwa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seibu Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Nakama Banyan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kyoto to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in October since evenings lows in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho dip to 22°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off toTokashiki-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach

3
nights
Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tokashiku Beach and Furuzamami Beach.

Planning Tokashiki-son trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Tokashiki-son with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho in October: high temperatures in Tokashiki-son hover around 32°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Kerama Islands
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manza Beach and Nirai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Emerald Beach (in Motobu-cho), Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son) and Shurijo Castle (in Naha). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropical Beach, cool off at Manza Ocean Park, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, and kick back and relax at Kariyushi Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Onna-son day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tokashiki-son to Onna-son takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tokashiki-son in October, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Onna-son. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nirai Beach, Emerald Beach, Shurijo Castle, Okuma Beach, Tropical Beach
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Painagama Beach, explore the activities along Yabiji, and snap pictures at Irabu Bridge.

Plan trip to Miyakojima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miyakojima, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

3
nights
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nishihama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

4
nights
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Shiraho Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho: Ishigaki (Cape Ongazaki, Yonehara Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, stroll through Fusaki Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Nagomi Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho with the Route module. November in Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Fusaki Beach ©
Fusaki Beach

11
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in), Urayasu (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shisseikaen & The Hakone Open-Air Museum). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To plan Tokyo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho to Tokyo in 5 hours. While traveling from Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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