45 days in Japan Itinerary

45 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
4
Himeji
— 5 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
6
Taketa
— 5 nights
7
Onna-son
— 4 nights
8
Ishigaki
— 6 nights

6
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.
Have a day of magic on the 8th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, shop like a local with Ginza, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo vacation tool.

Marrakech, Morocco to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Tokyo is 9 hours. When traveling from Marrakech in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Ginza ©
Ginza
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

5
nights
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.
Visiting Mount Fuji and Nishiizu Skyline will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Izu (Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba & Asahi Taki Fall) and Oshino Omiya Bridge (in Oshino-mura). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hakone-machi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Izu, Lake Kawaguchi, Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Oshino Omiya Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Hakone-machi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

5
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Hattoji Furusatomura and Mt. Takamikura. Venture out of the city with trips to Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Okayama (Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest & Okayama Korakuen Garden) and Hemmyo Falls (in Kamikawa-cho). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, hike along Harima Alps, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and get outside with Ritsuun Gorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for slightly colder days in Himeji, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Okayama, Kunimi no Mori Park, Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, Hemmyo Falls, Hattoji Furusatomura
Highlights from your plan
Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest ©
Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Hiyama. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Mikasahama Beach) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taketa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle, Tobishima Kaido, Hiyama
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

5
nights
Taketa

Taketa ©
Taketa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Take a break from the city and head to Takachiho Gorge and Fujigawachi Valley. Explore Taketa's surroundings by going to Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces (in Takachiho-cho), Unokono-taki (in Gokase-cho) and Ubuyama-mura (Ogi Rice Terraces, Ikeyama Springs, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kuju, take some stellar pictures from Daikanbo, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and head outdoors with Aso Panorama Line.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taketa holiday planner.

Drive from Hiroshima to Taketa in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Taketa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ubuyama-mura, Takachiho-cho, Aso, Unokono-taki, Mt. Aso
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

4
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Manzamo will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Nago citizen Beach (in Nago), Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho) and Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Okuma Beach, get outside with Diamond Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Tobera Rock, and Head underground at Blue Cave.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Taketa to Onna-son with the Route module. Traveling from Taketa in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Onna-son: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nago citizen Beach, Okuma Beach, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Akabaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

6
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yonehara Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, and get outside with Fusaki Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip app.

You can fly from Onna-son to Ishigaki in 5 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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