58 days in Japan Itinerary

58 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kamakura
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Nikko
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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— 7 nights
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Kamakura

— 5 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kamakura is known for historic sites, parks, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, and hike along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi.

Make your Kamakura itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Cebu City, Philippines to Kamakura is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cebu City to Kamakura, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cebu City in June, with highs in Kamakura at 25°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, visit Akihabara, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kamakura to Tokyo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nikko

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nikko: Nasu-machi (Nasu Highlands & Fujishiro Seiji Museum), Sanbon Yaridake Moutain (in Nasushiobara) and Ozegahara (in Katashina-mura). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Oze National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, stroll around Sanbonmatu Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Cryptomeria Avenue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Nikko, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more), Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery, and contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa attractions planner.

You can take a train from Nikko to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nikko in June since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 6 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Mount Tarumae (in Tomakomai), Noboribetsu (Spas, Jigokudani, &more) and Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, Otaru Canal, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Sapporo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Kanazawa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 7 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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Mizuno Sportology Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in July: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Motobu-cho

— 5 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son), Ishiyama Viewing Platform (in Ogimi-son) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Kouri Ocean Tower). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth, and don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Naha

— 5 nights

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 American Village (in Chatan-cho), Cape Zampa (in Yomitan-son) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Amagusuku Observatory, get outside with Blue Sky, and don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha trip site.

You can drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Getting from Naha to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.