48 days in Japan Itinerary

48 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Izu
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Kurashiki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Matsue
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Onomichi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Takehara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
10
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
12
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
13
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Yoro-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
15
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Kiso-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
17
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  2 h
18
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
19
Shiroishi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
20
Ishinomaki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
21
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
22
Kumano
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Manchester

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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 a sense of the local culture at Ueno District and Senso-ji Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Takao and Enoshima Island. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live event at Ryogoku Kokugikan, don't miss a visit to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), contemplate the waterfront views at Sumida River, and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder app.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Enoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): head outdoors with Atami Sun Beach, contemplate the long history of Kiunkaku, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and then make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online sightseeing planner.

You can 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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Izu.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Atami, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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nights
Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
On the 16th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Nakaizu Winery Chateau T. S, take in the dramatic natural features at Izu Highlands, thensee the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomiya Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel), thenvisit Minato no Asaichi Market, Inatori Port, and then kick back and relax at Futo Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Izu journey website.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Izu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, expect nights in Izu to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Izu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ito, Futo Beach, Kinomiya Shrine, Minato no Asaichi Market, Inatori Port
Highlights from your plan
Futo Beach ©
Futo Beach
Kinomiya Shrine ©
Kinomiya Shrine
Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel) ©
Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel)

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Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, thenbrowse the different shops at AEON MALL Mall Okayama, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Washu. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ohashi House, thenexplore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, and then head off the coast to Teshima Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kurashiki road trip app.

Take a train from Izu to Kurashiki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Izu in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Kurashiki. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Teshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle ©
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Kibitsu Shrine ©
Kibitsu Shrine

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Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Shinji Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Adachi Museum of Art, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at Hakuho no Sato, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsue trip maker site.

You can drive from Kurashiki to Matsue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Matsue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Onomichi.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yasugi, Daisen-cho, Hakuho no Sato, Shinji Lake, Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
Highlights from your plan
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya ©
Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya

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Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishitsuchiyamakusari Shugyo, examine the collection at Commemorative Library, thenget outside with Sensui Island Camping Site, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jyodo Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Hondori Shopping Street, thenvisit Michi-no-Eki Kasaoka Bay Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Shiga Naoya Former House.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Onomichi planning tool.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Onomichi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Takehara.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fukuyama, Michi-no-Eki Kasaoka Bay Farm
Highlights from your plan
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo) ©
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo)

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Takehara

Takehara ©
Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Kirei Sake Brewery, thensample the tasty concoctions at Kamotsuru Sake Brewery, thensee the interesting displays at Okunoshima Island Poison Gas Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saihoji Fumeikaku Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Taketsuru Sake Brewery, take in panoramic vistas at Okuno Island Observation Deck, thensteep yourself in history at Northern Fort Remains, thensteep yourself in history at Nagaura Poison Storehouse Remains, and finally step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Takehara trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Onomichi to Takehara in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Takehara

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Higashihiroshima
Highlights from your plan
Kamotsuru Sake Brewery ©
Kamotsuru Sake Brewery
Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Okunoshima Island Poison Gas Museum ©
Okunoshima Island Poison Gas Museum

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Miyajima History Folk Museum, get engrossed in the history at Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall, thenkick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, and finally look for gifts at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Misen Wild Woods and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Takehara to Hatsukaichi takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima History Folk Museum ©
Miyajima History Folk Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall ©
Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Setonaikai. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai.

Find out how to plan Hiroshima trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Hiroshima is just a short distance from Hatsukaichi. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Ito Denemon House, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Hiraodai, and then browse the different shops at Riverwalk Kitakyushu. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, get to know the fascinating history of Jokamachi Chofu, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kozanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mekari Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kitakyushu trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kitakyushu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Kitakyushu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Shimonoseki, Old Ito Denemon House
Highlights from your plan
Kozanji Temple ©
Kozanji Temple
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Mekari Shrine ©
Mekari Shrine

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Miho Museum and Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Heian Shrine will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Mt. Kurama, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and admire the striking features of Kyoto Station Building.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Miho Museum
Highlights from your plan
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), thenexamine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World, thenexamine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Universal City Walk Osaka, and finally don't miss a visit to Osaka Takoyaki Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka journey planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kobe
Highlights from your plan
Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Nara National Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Naramachi.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yoro-cho.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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Yoro-cho

Yoro-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiyobo Inari Shrine, thenadmire the sheer force of Yoro no Taki Falls, and then stroll around Yoro Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yoro-cho tour builder.

Traveling by car from Nara to Yoro-cho takes 2 hours. When traveling from Nara in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yoro-cho: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Yoro-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiyobo Inari Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Yoro Park ©
Yoro Park
Chiyobo Inari Shrine ©
Chiyobo Inari Shrine

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, look for gifts at Hida Bussankan, thenlearn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally contemplate the long history of Wada House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and then get outside with Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!.

Plan a Takayama trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yoro-cho to Takayama in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kiso-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!
Highlights from your plan
Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! ©
Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!
Wada House ©
Wada House

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Kiso-mura

Kiso-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nakamura Tei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozen-ji Temple, and then wander the streets of Kisofukushima.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kiso-mura attractions planner.

Getting from Takayama to Kiso-mura by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kiso-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiso-machi, Nakamura Tei, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
On the 14th (Thu), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate the waterfront views at Matsukawa Valley, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Yoritomogu, and finally expand your horizons at Kusatsu Glass Warehouse. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Shojuan, thenstroll around Iiyama Joshi Park, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kiso-mura to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yamanouchi-machi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Iiyama, Kusatsu-machi, Matsukawa Valley
Highlights from your plan
Shojuan ©
Shojuan
Onsen Resorts
Thermal Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, thenstop by Gokayama, and then get outside with Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, thenvisit Higashichaya Old Town, thensteep yourself in history at Shima, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gokayama
Highlights from your plan
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

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Shiroishi

Shiroishi ©
Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura, see the interesting displays at Shiroishi City Yajiro Kokeshi Village, and then explore the historical opulence of Shiroishi Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Miyagi Zao Fox Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kamafusa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manzo Inari Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shiroishi online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kanazawa to Shiroishi. When traveling from Kanazawa in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shiroishi: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ishinomaki.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Kamafusa, Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura
Highlights from your plan
Miyagi Zao Fox Village ©
Miyagi Zao Fox Village
Shiroishi Castle ©
Shiroishi Castle
Manzo Inari Shrine ©
Manzo Inari Shrine

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Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki ©
Ishinomaki is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 146,993, and a population density of 269 persons per km² in 61,233 households. On the 20th (Wed), browse the different shops at Seapal Pier Onagawa, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Godaido, and finally stop by Mutouya. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Tashiro Island, thentake in panoramic vistas at Odakamori Observatory, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ishinomaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shiroishi to Ishinomaki takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Ishinomaki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Odakamori Observatory, Seapal Pier Onagawa
Highlights from your plan
Seapal Pier Onagawa ©
Seapal Pier Onagawa
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Zuiganji ©
Zuiganji

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nijino Matsubara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Yoshinogari Historical Park, get some fabulous bargains at Tosu Premium Outlets, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fukuoka journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Ishinomaki to Fukuoka with the Route module. Traveling from Ishinomaki in June, expect nights in Fukuoka to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kumano.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tosu Premium Outlets, Nijino Matsubara, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Highlights from your plan
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

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Kumano

Kumano ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ubuta Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Owase Shrine, and then explore the activities along Owase Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kumano online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Fukuoka to Kumano with the Route module. June in Kumano sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kumano

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