54 days in Japan Itinerary

54 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Shimoda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Taxi to Iiyama, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 7 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima

— 6 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Bring the kids along to JMSDF Kure Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daishoin Temple and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho), Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Hatsukaichi (To no Oka, Senjokaku, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get much colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Shari-cho

— 3 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Explore hidden gems such as Shiretoko Beach and Shiretoko Tourist. Kawayu Eco Museum Center and Kita no Alp Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shari-cho: Teshikaga-cho (Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail & Lake Mashu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raiun Shrine, don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck, and take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Shari-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Shari-cho: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nezu Museum and Waho-An NATURE Tokyo. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Fire Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Toshogu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sengaku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Shari-cho to Tokyo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Shari-cho in March, plan for much hotter days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimoda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Shimoda

— 5 nights
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan and Shimoda Museum. Get some cultural insight at Perry Road and Ryosenji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Inatori Hosono Kogen (in Higashiizu-cho), Onsen Resorts (in Matsuzaki-cho) and Nishiizu-cho (Koganezaki, Otago Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Touji Sand Ski Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirahama Jinja Shrine, steep yourself in history at Former Sawamura Residence, and explore the striking landscape at Tsumekizaki Tawara Iso Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimoda trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Shimoda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, Shimoda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi

— 4 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Ryuoo Mountain Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matsushiro and Shibuyu Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura) and Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, get outside with Shiga Kogen, hit the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, and examine the collection at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi holiday builder tool.

Getting from Shimoda to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Shimoda in March: high temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 8 nights
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.
Visiting Kamogawa River and Yase Momiji no Komichi will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Kennin-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoshinji Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Osaka

— 7 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omiwa Shrine and Nara National Museum. Attractions like Kashihara Jingu and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Onsen Resorts (in Kobe), Hase-dera Temple (in Sakurai) and Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 5 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Family-friendly places like Sunayama Beach and Nakanoshima Beach will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miyako Shrine and Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum, and kick back and relax at Sawada no hama Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima road trip planning app.

Getting from Osaka to Miyakojima by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Osaka in April; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 29°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Ishigaki

— 7 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Hirakubozaki and Misakion. We've included these beaches for you: Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Hairumubushi Beach, Ubutaki Lookouts, &more) and Kuro-shima (Kuroshima Research Institute, Nakamoto Beach, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amaon, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.