50 days in Japan Itinerary

50 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
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Atami
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Kawazu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Izu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Gotemba
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
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Yamanakako-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Minobu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Fujinomiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Kofu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Iwata
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Hamamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Toyota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
13
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
15
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Kuwana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Suzuka
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
20
Mino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
21
Osaka
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
22
Kobe
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
23
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
24
Hatsukaichi
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
25
Izumo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
26
Matsue
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
27
Yasugi
— 2 nights
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Atami

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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.
You've added Hakone Stone‐paved Road, Hakone Ekiden Museum, Little Prince Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Pola Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Atami.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

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Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kiunkaku, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Atami Plum Garden, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Akao Herb and Rose Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Atami Sun Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Atami route builder site.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Atami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Atami are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kawazu-cho.

Things to do in Atami

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Akao Herb and Rose Garden ©
Akao Herb and Rose Garden

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Kawazu-cho

Kawazu-cho ©
A good base for exploring the scenic Izu Peninsula, the town of Kawazu-cho, partly set in within a national park, remains well-known for its many hot spring resorts.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll around Mine Onsen Daifunto Park and then take in the views from Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kawazu-cho trip planner.

Getting from Atami to Kawazu-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Atami in August, expect Kawazu-cho to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Izu.

Things to do in Kawazu-cho

Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mine Onsen Daifunto Park ©
Mine Onsen Daifunto Park
Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge

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Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall and then steep yourself in history at Toi Kinzan. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Chikurinnokomichi, snap pictures at Katsura Bridge, and then walk around Shuzenji Nijino Sato.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Izu driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kawazu-cho to Izu takes an hour. In August in Izu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 79°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gotemba.

Things to do in Izu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall
Toi Kinzan ©
Toi Kinzan
Chikurinnokomichi ©
Chikurinnokomichi

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Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
On the 25th (Sat), revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

To plan Gotemba vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Izu to Gotemba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Izu in August: high temperatures in Gotemba hover around 77°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yamanakako-mura.

Things to do in Gotemba

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

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Yamanakako-mura

Yamanakako-mura ©
Lake Yamanaka has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Yamanaka and then stroll around Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okutama.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yamanakako-mura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gotemba to Yamanakako-mura takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Minobu-cho.

Things to do in Yamanakako-mura

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center, Lake Okutama
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park ©
Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park
Lake Yamanaka ©
Lake Yamanaka

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Minobu-cho

Minobu-cho ©
To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Minobu-cho online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yamanakako-mura to Minobu-cho takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Minobu-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Narusawa-mura
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave
Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum ©
Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum

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Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls and then explore the activities along Lake Tanuki.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fujinomiya driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Minobu-cho to Fujinomiya by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fujinomiya are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kofu.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Lake Tanuki ©
Lake Tanuki

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Kofu

Kofu ©
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kofu Castle, appreciate the history behind Takeda Shingen Statue, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kofu online trip planner.

You can drive from Fujinomiya to Kofu in an hour. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Fujinomiya in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kofu, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iwata.

Things to do in Kofu

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park ©
Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park
Kofu Castle ©
Kofu Castle
Takeda Shingen Statue ©
Takeda Shingen Statue

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Iwata

Iwata ©
Iwata is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, widely known as the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the different shops at Lalaport Iwata and then walk around Ryuyo Marine Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Iwata online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Kofu to Iwata by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Iwata, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Iwata

Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ryuyo Marine Park ©
Ryuyo Marine Park
Lalaport Iwata ©
Lalaport Iwata

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Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, explore the historical opulence of Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Hamamatsu Air Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hamamatsu Flower Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamamatsu trip builder.

Hamamatsu is very close to Iwata. In September, daytime highs in Hamamatsu are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Toyota.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments ©
Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate ©
Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate

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Toyota

Toyota ©
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
On the 2nd (Sun), appreciate the views at Koran Valley. On your second day here, examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum and then try out the rides at Laguna Ten Bosch.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Toyota online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hamamatsu to Toyota in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Toyota

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Laguna Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Ten Bosch ©
Laguna Ten Bosch
Toyota Kaikan Museum ©
Toyota Kaikan Museum
Koran Valley ©
Koran Valley

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, thenget curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, thenmake a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and finally examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and then take in nature's colorful creations at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Toyota to Nagoya in an hour. In September in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) and then stop by Sanmachi Suji.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Takayama online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©

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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wada House and then steep yourself in history at Kanda house.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirakawa-mura tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wada House ©
Wada House
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gyokusen-immaru Garden, Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum, Shiinoki Cultural Complex Ishikawa Prefecture, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kuwana.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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Kuwana

Kuwana ©
The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima and then admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuwana trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kuwana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Suzuka.

Things to do in Kuwana

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima

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Suzuka

Suzuka ©
Suzuka is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 196,853 and a population density of 1,010 persons per km². Suzuka Circuit has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Suzuka Circuit.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzuka trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kuwana to Suzuka in an hour. In September in Suzuka, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Suzuka Circuit ©
Suzuka Circuit

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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.
You've added Sagano, Owl Family Kyoto, Bamboo Forest Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Nifrel in Suita (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Kyoto, go for a walk through Togetsukyo Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suzuka to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You'll set off for Mino on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nifrel, Ujibashi Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Mino

Mino ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterfall of Mino as well as Fukuro Cafe Crew. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get your game on at Fukuro Cafe Crew, thenwalk around Minoo Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall of Mino. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nakayama-dera, buy something for everyone on your list at Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens, and then walk around Shukugawa Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mino road trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Mino by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Mino

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Nishinomiya, Nakayama-dera
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park
Fukuro Cafe Crew ©
Fukuro Cafe Crew
Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens ©
Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory, ATC, and other attractions. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Shinsekai, shop like a local with Dotombori District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tsutenkaku.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Mino. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Redhorse Osaka Wheel
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, take in the pleasant sights at Kobe City NAdaku Cherry Blossoms Tunnel, take in panoramic vistas at Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), thenenjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, thenget to know the resident critters at Kobe Oji Zoo, thengain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and finally meet the residents at Kobe Animal Kingdom.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe vacation planning website.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kobe are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kobe Oji Zoo ©
Kobe Oji Zoo
Kobe Animal Kingdom ©
Kobe Animal Kingdom

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, LECT, Prayer Monument for Peace, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, add some entertainment to your itinerary with SAMURAI NINJA THEATRE, shop like a local with Kamiyacho Shareo, thenmake a trip to Okonomimura, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fuji Grand Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, thenappreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hatsukaichi route maker app.

Hatsukaichi is just a short distance from Hiroshima. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

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Izumo

Izumo
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Izumo Cultural Tradition Hall and then examine the collection at Nima Sand Museum. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, stroll around Hamayama Park, thenget all the information you need at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, thenexamine the collection at Izumo Yayoinomori Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Izumo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hatsukaichi to Izumo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram, bus, and train. In October, daytime highs in Izumo are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Izumo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nima Sand Museum
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Former Taisha Station ©
Former Taisha Station
Hamayama Park ©
Hamayama Park

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Matsue Vogel Park, thensnap pictures at Eshima Ohashi Bridge, thensee the interesting displays at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsue driving holiday site.

You can drive from Izumo to Matsue in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Matsue are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yasugi.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sakaiminato
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Yuushien Garden ©
Yuushien Garden
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Matsue Vogel Park ©
Matsue Vogel Park

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Yasugi

Yasugi ©
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, thenstop by Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, thenwalk around Nawa Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yasugi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Matsue to Yasugi in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Yasugi are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yasugi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Daisen-cho, Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park
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Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park ©
Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park
Daisen ©
Daisen
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory ©
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory