59 days in Kansai Itinerary

59 days in Kansai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Koya-cho
— 7 nights
2
Nachikatsura-cho
— 6 nights
3
Shirahama-cho
— 3 nights
4
Sakai
— 7 nights
5
Himeji
— 6 nights
6
Toyooka
— 5 nights
7
Miyazu
— 6 nights
8
Kyoto
— 17 nights

7
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koya-cho: Totsukawa-mura (Tamakiyama, Tamaki Shrine, &more), Tenkawa-mura (Tenkawa Daibenzai Tensha, Mitarai Valley, &more) and Kamihan Toyota Kinenkan (in Kashihara).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Koya-cho is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Koya-cho due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Koya-cho, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Totsukawa-mura, Tenkawa-mura, Gojo, Mt. Omine, Obakodake
Highlights from your plan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

6
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nachikatsura-cho: Shingu (Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Ruins of Shingu Castle, &more), Mount Odaigahara (in Kamikitayama-mura) and Kushimoto-cho (Cape Shionomisaki, Momijiya Honpo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, make a trip to Kinomatsushima Island, and explore the activities along Kajitorizaki.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho online trip planner.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shingu, Taiji-cho, Kushimoto-cho, Koza River, Ichimai-iwa
Highlights from your plan
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

3
nights
Shirahama-cho

Shirahama-cho ©
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shirahama-cho: Tanabe (Oyunohara, Hosshinmon Oji, &more) and Kao Eco Lab Museum (in Wakayama). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Adventure World, head off the coast to Engetsuto, head outdoors with Shirarahama Beach, and make a trip to 十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shirahama-cho journey planner.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Shirahama-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Sakai.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tanabe, 十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail, Kao Eco Lab Museum
Highlights from your plan
Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Shirarahama Beach ©
Shirarahama Beach
十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail ©
十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail

7
nights
Sakai

Sakai ©
Known as a prominent medieval seaport, and for its keyhole burial mounds and Samurai swords, the bayside city of Sakai boasts plenty of attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Sakai side-trips: Mt. Kongo (in Chihayaakasaka-mura), Taimadera Nakanobo (in Katsuragi) and Kiishosoji Temple (in Gose). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Site of Miyama Batttery, don't miss a visit to Tsudoshiroyama Ancient Tomb, stop by Studio Yamato Zakura, and head off the coast to Tomogashima Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sakai day trip site.

Traveling by car from Shirahama-cho to Sakai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Sakai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Izumisano, Wakayama, Tondabayashi, Sakurai, Habikino
Highlights from your plan
Tajihayahime Shrine ©
Tajihayahime Shrine
Mount Miwa ©
Mount Miwa
Asuka-dera Temple ©
Asuka-dera Temple

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Akashi (Amore Beach, Matsue Swimming Beach, &more), Kobe (Kirin Beer Kobe Factory, Tokkosan Kaburaiji Temple, &more) and Kozataki Falls (in Ashiya). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, get advice or help at Awaji Highway Oasis, examine the collection at Nojima Fault Preservation Museum, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Himeji route planning app.

Traveling by car from Sakai to Himeji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sakai in August: highs in Himeji hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Toyooka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Akashi, Awaji, Mt. Takamikura, Kozataki Falls
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis

5
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toyooka: Kami-cho (Daijoji Temple & Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki), Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura, Tendaki Falls, &more) and Aotama Shrine (in Taka-cho). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kirihama Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, get outside with Hamazume Beach, and see the interesting displays at Toyooka City Konotori Bunkakan.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Toyooka travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Himeji to Toyooka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Himeji in September since evenings lows in Toyooka dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yabu, Kami-cho, Kyotango, Asago, Yakuno Gembugan Park
Highlights from your plan
Kinosaki Marine World ©
Kinosaki Marine World
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Thermal Spas

6
nights
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miyazu: Ine-cho (Ine no Funaya & Kosaki Observatory), Kyotango (Kyuso Swimming Beach, Hei Swimming Beach, &more) and Fukuchiyama (Amanoiwato Shrine, Onitakeinari Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Ayabe Fureai Farm, expand your understanding of the military at Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Helicopter Squadron 23rd, stroll around Kasamatsu Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Goro Sky Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miyazu online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Miyazu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Miyazu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyotango, Maizuru, Fukuchiyama, Ine-cho, Ayabe
Highlights from your plan
Kanabiki Waterfall ©
Kanabiki Waterfall
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Kasamatsu Park ©
Kasamatsu Park

17
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more), Nara (Nara Prefectural Office Bldg. Rooftop Plaza, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Amalago (in Amagasaki). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stop by Dotombori District.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Miyazu to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazu in September, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Koshien History Museum, Amalago, Jindoji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle