47 days in Japan Itinerary

47 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kamakura
— 4 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
3
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Himeji
— 5 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
8
Onna-son
— 4 nights
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights

4
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Visiting Enoshima Island and Kamakura Hiking Trails will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Hase-dera Temple and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Venture out of the city with trips to Akiya, Tateishi Coast (in Yokosuka), Futtsu Beach (in Futtsu) and Miura (Koajiro Forest & Moroiso Shores). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, trek along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kakuonji Temple, and stop by Kotonoichi Kamakura.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamakura travel route planner.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin to Kamakura is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philipsburg to Kamakura is 13 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philipsburg in June; daily highs in Kamakura reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miura, Akiya, Tateishi Coast, Futtsu Beach, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Enoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi ©
Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

5
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get outdoors at Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yomotokan and Shuzen-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Jurigi Highlands (in Susono), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Ita Beach (in Numazu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, get outside with Nishiizu Skyline, look for all kinds of wild species at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, and kick back and relax at Odoi Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Izu, Mount Fuji, Jurigi Highlands, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba ©
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba

5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Matsumoto Castle and Daiho-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Kirigamine Marshland (in Suwa), Takayama Jinya (in Takayama) and Daikanbo (in Tateyama-machi). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Kurumayama Highland and gear up at Hanakomichi.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, you will find days in Matsumoto are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Daiho-ji Temple, Kirigamine Marshland, Takayama Jinya, Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Nishiki Market Shopping District. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Enryaku-ji Shakado
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himeji Castle and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei. Yoneda Taishiji Temple and Nishi no Maru will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Shimmaiko Beach (in Tatsuno), Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest) and Bizen (Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi, Old Shizutani School, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Mt Shosha hiking, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

Start your trip to Himeji by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in June: highs in Himeji hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bizen, Okayama, Shimmaiko Beach, Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Visit Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Castle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Kashima Kaisuiyokujo & Matsuyama Castle) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii & Mikasahama Beach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, get outside with Paddle Park, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima journey planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Hirakubozaki and Nei Museum of Art. Get in touch with nature at Kabira Bay and Fusaki Beach. Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki sightseeing app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Hiroshima in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Akabaka Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Ie-son (GI Beach & Iejima Beach Side Horse Park) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Manzamo, Head underground at Blue Cave, kick back and relax at Nirai Beach, and get outside with Manza Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son road trip planning site.

Fly from Ishigaki to Onna-son in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ie-son, Nirai Beach, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Akabaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Ginza. For shopping fun, head to Asakusa or Wa Space. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Tokyo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Tokyo. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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