58 days in Japan Itinerary

58 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
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Kagoshima
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Nagano
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Sapporo
— 5 nights

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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, walk around Kabira Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

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Bristol, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Uruma (Kamimuyra Brewery & Katsuren Castle Ruins), Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son) and Blue Sky (in Nakagusuku-son). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, step off the mainland to explore Kudakajima Island, get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Okinawa, and appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naha journey planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Naha are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman, Uruma, Yonabaru-cho, Cape Manzamo
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

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Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Izena-son (Shirasagi Lookout & Mt. Izena Forest Park). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, explore by horseback at Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, and explore the gorgeous colors at USS Emmons.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho road trip app.

Traveling by car from Naha to Motobu-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Naha in February, plan for little chillier nights in Motobu-cho, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Izena-son, Noho Ohashi, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Explore Kagoshima's surroundings by going to Rokkannon Miike Pond (in Ebino), Kirishima Art Ranch (in Yusui-cho) and Kirishima (Kirishima Distillery & Kirishima Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Sengan-en, get outside with Fushime Coast, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, and admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Kagoshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in February: high temperatures in Kagoshima hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Kirishima, Chiran Peace Museum, Rokkannon Miike Pond, Kirishima Art Ranch
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Change things up with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, stroll around Inasayama Park, and snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

Before you visit Nagasaki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Himeji Castle, Mt. Koya
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Byodoin (in Uji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and visit Gion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Byodoin, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Toba Aquarium (in Toba), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Ise Grand Shrine). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, walk around Chubu Park, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nagoya road trip planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Toba Aquarium, Spas, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, Chubu Park
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida), Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Nagase house) and Toyama (Mantennoyu, Toyama & J-Wet Adventures). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Toyama, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagano: Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura), Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort & Nozawa Onsen) and Yamanouchi-machi (Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Snow Monkey Resorts, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Togakushi, hit the slopes at Suginohara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagano road trip website.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Nagano in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi, Nozawaonsen-mura, Kijimadaira Ski Resort, Suginohara
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen

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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and stop by Odaiba District.

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You can take a train from Nagano to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nagano in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Shikotsuko Kankosen (in Chitose). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, make a trip to Sapporo TV Tower, and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo route builder tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Sapporo to be a bit cooler, around -1°C, while days are colder, around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jigokudani, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Otaru Canal, Shikotsuko Kankosen
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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