59 days in Japan Itinerary

59 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
4
Onna-son
— 6 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
6
Kyoto
— 8 nights
7
Ise
— 5 nights
8
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
9
Hakuba-mura
— 4 nights
10
Tokyo
— 8 nights
11
Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. Get outdoors at Kondoi Beach and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Ishigaki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Ishigaki is 8 hours. In February, Ishigaki is warmer than Prague - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step out of the city life by going to Ida no Hama Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iriomote Island and Amitori Asaba. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and stroll through Funauki Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima online road trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Sunayama Beach and Shimojiiima Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ikema-jima Island. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Yabiji.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In February in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Okuma Beach. Popular historic sites such as Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Shurijo Castle (in Naha), Kouri Beach (in Nakijin-son) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, look for all kinds of wild species at Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Onna-son sightseeing site.

Getting from Miyakojima to Onna-son by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Onna-son, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Itoman, Kunigami-son, Nanjo, Nakijin-son, Motobu-cho
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
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Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Escape the urban bustle at Yakusugi Land and Oko no Taki Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Tachudake. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mocchomudake, make a trip to Wilson Stump, and admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online trip planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Onna-son in February, with highs in Yakushima-cho at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Trails
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

8
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 discover tucked-away gems like Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Kodai-ji Temple. Head to Dotombori District and Misuyabarifor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Nara (Nara Park & Kofuku-ji Temple) and Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip site.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yakushima-cho in February; daily highs in Kyoto reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Otsu, Nara, Osaka, Nagoya, Hikone Castle
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 3:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

5
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ise Shrine Geku and Tsukiyominomiya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oharai-machi and Sarutahiko Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ise: Kumano (Onigajo & Hanano Iwaya Caves) and Shima (Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck & Izawanomiya). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, step into the grandiose world of Ise Ninja Kingdom, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ise trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect nights in Ise to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Kumano, Shima, Toba Aquarium
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
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Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Ainokura Gassho Community. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oyama Shrine and Gokayama. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Takayama (Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama Jinya, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and take in panoramic vistas at Tenshukakau Observatory.

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

You can drive from Ise to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Ise in March, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Nanto, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Maruoka Castle
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

4
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Hakuba and Ganshoin Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakuba-mura: Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort (in Otari-mura), Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort) and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiho-ji Temple, and fly down the slopes at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Hakuba-mura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hakuba-mura can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nozawaonsen-mura, Yamanouchi-machi, Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, Daiho-ji Temple, Ganshoin Temple
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort

8
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.
Head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Hase-dera Temple and Katori Jingu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple Kannondo), Kashima Jingu (in Kashima) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu & Pola Museum of Art). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakuba-mura in March, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Katori Jingu Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 26:
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

4
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get in touch with nature at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and Cape Kamui. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kutchan-cho vacation planning site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kutchan-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are cooler (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). On the 31st (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shakotan-cho, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Shinsennuma, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

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