45 days in Japan Itinerary

45 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Nikko
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Naha
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Makuyama Park (in Yugawara-machi), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Itchiku Kubota Art Museum & Lake Kawaguchi) and Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hakone-machi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in April, with highs in Hakone-machi at 15°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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World heritage site
Mount Fuji
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Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi
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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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in the local highlights with Tokyo Walking Tours, and stop by Odaiba District.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Kanuma (Kohoen Park & Maenikko Tsutsuji no Yu Koryukan), Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon (in Sakuragawa) and Honda Collection Hall (in Motegi-machi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, stroll the grounds of Okumiya, and contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nikko trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nikko: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Nikko Tosho-gu
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Historic Site
Taiyuimbyo 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Neagarimatsu.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel planner.

Traveling by train from Nikko to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Nikko in April, Kanazawa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ise (Oharai-machi, Ise Grand Shrine, &more), Nisshin Civic Hall (in Nisshin) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Nagoya Higashiyamaso, and step into the grandiose world of Seinan Sumiyagura.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nagoya, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder tool.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Kyoto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stop by Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, and stop by Minami (Namba).

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima visit planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Island
Miyajima
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more) and Kumamoto (Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, stroll around Maizuru Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
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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: look for all kinds of wild species at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Ishigaki takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fukuoka in May, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Naha

Naha ©

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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.
Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Okinawa, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, and don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in May, expect nights in Naha to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Shurijo Castle
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Kouri Ohashi
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