46 days in Japan Itinerary

46 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Yokohama
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ise
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
7
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
8
Matsue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
11
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Kamakura
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Adelaide

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 and Yanaka. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Shimokitazawa, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and make a trip to Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, 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 22°C to lows of 12°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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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
STREET KART Shinagawa ©
STREET KART Shinagawa
Ueno ©
Ueno

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 Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kishamichi Promenade and Yokohama Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yokohama online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can 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 Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Change things up with a short trip to Higashiyama Walking Course in Takayama (about 1h 50 min away).

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

Traveling by flight from Yokohama to Kanazawa takes 3.5 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 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Higashiyama Walking Course, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
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 Byodoin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda), Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotombori (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Gion, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Dotombori, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Nara Park, Byodoin
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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, then see the interesting displays at Taiji Whale Museum, and then get outside with Kujirahama Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, 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 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Beaches Outdoors 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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, then contemplate 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, then get outside with Goza Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Saiku Histrical Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shima, Saiku Histrical Museum, Takinomiya
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 combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, ferry, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iya Shrine, then contemplate 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, then admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, then delve into the distant past at Kojindani Ruin, and finally steep yourself in history at Karakama Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matsue tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Matsue in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in Matsue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Izumo, Adachi Museum of Art, Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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 Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like JMSDF Kure Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Senjokaku, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning app.

You can drive from Matsue to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. 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
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
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 Nosoko Mape. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in May: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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 Miyakojima City Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunayama Beach and Ikizu Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima online journey planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
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, then contemplate 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.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu road trip site.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kitakyushu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in May: high temperatures in Kitakyushu hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Historic Sites Outdoors Events

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Old Ito Denemon House
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Okadagu ©
Okadagu
Mt Sarakura ©
Mt Sarakura
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 Samukawa Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Oyama Afuri Shrine. Step out of Kamakura to go to Isehara and see Hojobo Hinatayakushi Temple, which is approximately 58 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 see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Kitakyushu to Kamakura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kitakyushu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 23°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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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