50 days in Japan Itinerary

50 days in Japan Itinerary

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50 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Atami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Kawazu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Izu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Gotemba
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Yamanakako-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Minobu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Fujinomiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kofu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Iwata
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Hamamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Toyota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
17
Kuwana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Suzuka
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Mino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
21
Osaka
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
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Kobe
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
24
Hatsukaichi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
25
Izumo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
26
Matsue
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
27
Yasugi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Atami

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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've added Hakone Stone‐paved Road, Hakone Ekiden Museum, Little Prince Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Hakone Museum of Photography, and finally explore the world behind art at Hakone Meissen Antique Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Pola Museum of Art, examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Little Prince Museum, then see the interesting displays at Hakone Ekiden Museum, and finally hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. In August, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Atami.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

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Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kiunkaku, go for a walk through Atami Plum Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Akao Herb and Rose Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Atami Sun Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Atami tour itinerary maker site .

Atami is just a stone's throw from Hakone-machi. In August in Atami, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kawazu-cho.

Things to do in Atami

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Akao Herb and Rose Garden ©
Akao Herb and Rose Garden

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Kawazu-cho

Kawazu-cho ©
A good base for exploring the scenic Izu Peninsula, the town of Kawazu-cho, partly set in within a national park, remains well-known for its many hot spring resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Mine Onsen Daifunto Park and then take in the views from Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kawazu-cho trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Atami to Kawazu-cho takes 2 hours. Traveling from Atami in August, expect Kawazu-cho to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Izu.

Things to do in Kawazu-cho

Parks
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Mine Onsen Daifunto Park ©
Mine Onsen Daifunto Park
Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge

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Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Joren Waterfall and then contemplate the long history of Toi Kinzan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Chikurinnokomichi, snap pictures at Katsura Bridge, and then stroll through Shuzenji Nijino Sato.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Izu journey planner .

You can drive from Kawazu-cho to Izu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gotemba.

Things to do in Izu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall
Toi Kinzan ©
Toi Kinzan
Shuzenji Nijino Sato ©
Shuzenji Nijino Sato

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Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gotemba using our trip planner.

Getting from Izu to Gotemba by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, Gotemba is slightly colder than Izu - with highs of 77°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Yamanakako-mura.

Things to do in Gotemba

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

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Yamanakako-mura

Yamanakako-mura ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Yamanaka. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Yamanaka and then stroll through Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okutama.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Yamanakako-mura online travel planner .

Drive from Gotemba to Yamanakako-mura in an hour. In August in Yamanakako-mura, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Minobu-cho.

Things to do in Yamanakako-mura

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center, Lake Okutama
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park ©
Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park
Lake Yamanaka ©
Lake Yamanaka

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Minobu-cho

Minobu-cho ©
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Minobu-cho online travel planner .

You can drive from Yamanakako-mura to Minobu-cho in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Minobu-cho can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Minobu-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Narusawa-mura
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave
Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum ©
Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum

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Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fujinomiya route planner .

You can drive from Minobu-cho to Fujinomiya in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kofu.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Lake Tanuki ©
Lake Tanuki

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Kofu

Kofu ©
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Kofu Castle, pause for some photo ops at Takeda Shingen Statue, and then let little ones run wild at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kofu holiday planner.

Drive from Fujinomiya to Kofu in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fujinomiya in August: highs in Kofu hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Iwata.

Things to do in Kofu

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kofu Castle ©
Kofu Castle
Takeda Shingen Statue ©
Takeda Shingen Statue

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Iwata

Iwata ©
Iwata is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, widely known as the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the different shops at Lalaport Iwata and then stroll through Ryuyo Marine Park.

You can plan Iwata trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Kofu to Iwata by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Iwata are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Iwata

Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lalaport Iwata ©
Lalaport Iwata
Ryuyo Marine Park ©
Ryuyo Marine Park

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Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, step into the grandiose world of Hamamatsu Castle, then don't miss a visit to Hamamatsu Air Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hamamatsu Flower Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hamamatsu road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Iwata to Hamamatsu takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Hamamatsu can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Toyota.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Flower Park ©
Hamamatsu Flower Park

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Toyota

Toyota ©
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the views at Koran Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Toyota Kaikan Museum and then get in on the family fun at Laguna Ten Bosch.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Toyota online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hamamatsu to Toyota takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Toyota are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Toyota

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Laguna Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Ten Bosch ©
Laguna Ten Bosch
Koran Valley ©
Koran Valley

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden. On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, make a trip to Nagoya TV Tower, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, then wander the streets of Osu Shopping Street, and finally examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Toyota to Nagoya takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) and then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Takayama online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan

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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wada House, then steep yourself in history at Kanda house, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura holiday planning website .

You can drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Wada House ©
Wada House
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gyokusen-immaru Garden, Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum, Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip planning tool .

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuwana.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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Kuwana

Kuwana ©
The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima and then admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kuwana day trip website .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kuwana in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Kuwana can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suzuka.

Things to do in Kuwana

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima ©

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Suzuka

Suzuka ©
Suzuka is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 196,853 and a population density of 1,010 persons per km². You've now added Suzuka Circuit to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Suzuka Circuit.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Suzuka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuwana to Suzuka takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Suzuka are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Suzuka Circuit ©
Suzuka Circuit

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Toei Kyoto Studio Park, Sagano, Owl Family Kyoto, and other attractions you added. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Nifrel in Suita--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Kyoto, snap pictures at Togetsukyo Bridge, and take a stroll through Gion.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip maker .

Drive from Suzuka to Kyoto in 2 hours. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Mino.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ujibashi Bridge, Nifrel
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Mino

Mino ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterfall of Mino as well as Fukuro Cafe Crew. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get your game on at Fukuro Cafe Crew, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Minoo Park, and then admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Mino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nakayama-dera, then browse the different shops at Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shukugawa Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mino trip app .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Mino takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mino are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Mino

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Nishinomiya, Nakayama-dera
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park
Waterfall of Mino ©
Waterfall of Mino
Shukugawa Park ©
Shukugawa Park

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Osaka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory, ATC, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at SpaWorld, and take in panoramic vistas at Tsutenkaku.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mino to Osaka takes an hour. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Redhorse Osaka Wheel
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street, make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, go for a walk through Kobe City NAdaku Cherry Blossoms Tunnel, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), then take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Oji Zoo, then admire all the interesting features of Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and finally stroll through Kobe Animal Kingdom.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kobe trip itinerary planner.

Kobe is just a short distance from Osaka. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kobe Oji Zoo ©
Kobe Oji Zoo
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, LECT, Prayer Monument for Peace, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, add some entertainment to your itinerary with SAMURAI NINJA THEATRE, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kamiyacho Shareo, then don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fuji Grand Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

You can plan Hiroshima trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi sightseeing planner.

Hatsukaichi is just a stone's throw from Hiroshima. In October in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Izumo

Izumo
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Izumo Cultural Tradition Hall and then examine the collection at Nima Sand Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, stroll through Hamayama Park, take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, then examine the collection at Izumo Yayoinomori Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Izumo trip planner .

Drive from Hatsukaichi to Izumo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram, bus, and train. October in Izumo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Matsue.

Things to do in Izumo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nima Sand Museum
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Highlights from your plan
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Former Taisha Station ©
Former Taisha Station
The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art ©
The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Matsue Vogel Park, then take in the views from Eshima Ohashi Bridge, then examine the collection at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matsue trip builder tool .

Matsue is just a short distance from Izumo. In October in Matsue, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yasugi.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sakaiminato
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Yuushien Garden ©
Yuushien Garden
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Shimane Art Museum ©
Shimane Art Museum

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Yasugi

Yasugi ©
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, then stroll through Nawa Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Daisen.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yasugi day trip site .

You can drive from Matsue to Yasugi in an hour. In October in Yasugi, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yasugi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Daisen-cho, Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park, Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
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Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park ©
Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park
Daisen ©
Daisen
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory ©
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory