59 days in Japan Itinerary

59 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Onna-son
— 6 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 6 nights
Fly
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Osaka
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 2 nights
Train to Kintetsunagoya, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 9 nights
Drive
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Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 2 nights
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Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Visakhapatnam Airport

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kouri Beach. Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Himeyuri Peace Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach & Daisekirinzan), Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park) and Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Valley of Gangala). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, and stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Onna-son trip planner.

Visakhapatnam, India to Onna-son is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Visakhapatnam to Onna-son, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. February in Onna-son sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
We've included these beaches for you: Ida no Hama Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Iriomote Island. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, identify plant and animal life at Amitori Asaba, make a trip to Nakama-river Protected Region, and stroll through Funauki Village.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 7 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Iriomote-jima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

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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.
Shop till you drop at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torinji Temple, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In February in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:

6
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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 Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunayama Beach and Ikema-jima Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, head outdoors with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima itinerary planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:

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Osaka

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Step off the beaten path and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Otsuka Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya) and Izanagi Shrine (in Awaji). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip builder tool.

Fly from Miyakojima to Osaka in 4.5 hours. In February, Osaka is much colder than Miyakojima - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 3:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. For shopping fun, head to Nishiki Market Shopping District or Asahiyaki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 10:

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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 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, see the interesting displays at Okageza, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ise route planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Ise hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

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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.
Head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Gallery Marusanfor plenty of shopping. Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, visit Odaiba District, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Ise to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Ise in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 21:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hakuba and Togakushi Shrine Okusha. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Snow Monkey Resorts. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakuba-mura: Suginohara (in Myoko) and Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort (in Otari-mura). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, get outside with Mt.Takatsuma, and admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hakuba-mura itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in March; daily highs in Hakuba-mura reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

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Nozawaonsen-mura

Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganshoin Temple, identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, then fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, and finally fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen and then hit the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Nozawaonsen-mura road trip planner.

Getting from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Village Ski Resort. Step out of the city life by going to Niseko Hanazono Resort and Otaru Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kutchan-cho road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Nozawaonsen-mura to Kutchan-cho with the Route module. In March, Kutchan-cho is slightly colder than Nozawaonsen-mura - with highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.