58 days in Japan Itinerary

58 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 13 nights
2
Kobe
— 5 nights
3
Nara
— 3 nights
4
Wakayama
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 32 nights
6
Nagahama
— 1 night

13
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Mt. Kongo, Oiseki Park, Daiitokuji Temple, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kemasakuranomiya Park and Harukas 300 Observation Deck. Change things up with a short trip to Minoo Park in Mino (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba), and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Osaka. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kishiwada, Mino, Daisen Park, Oiseki Park, Satsukiyama Park
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

5
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Takeda Castle Ruins, Shoshazan Ropeway, Koko-en, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens and Kobe Harborland. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in April: highs in Kobe hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Himeji, Takeda Castle Ruins
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

3
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yakushi-ji Temple, Heijo Palace Museum, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Nigatsu-do Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and walk around Nara Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nara trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Nara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Wakayama on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Horyu-ji Temple
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple

1
night
Wakayama

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
You've added Koyasan Reihokan Museum, Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, Mt. Koya, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Wakayama Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kimiidera Temple.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wakayama online vacation planner.

Getting from Nara to Wakayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Wakayama sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum

32
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've added Chiso Gallery, Maiko Transformation Studio Shiki, Genkoan, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kennin-ji Temple and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Okochi Sanso Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, and contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Wakayama to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Nagahama on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Uji, Miyazu, Daitokuji Temple, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

1
night
Nagahama

Nagahama ©
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
Planning Nagahama trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagahama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Nagahama hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagahama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Biwa, Hikone Castle
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Lake Biwa ©
Lake Biwa
Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Chikubushima ©
Chikubushima

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