45 days in Japan Itinerary

45 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naruto
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 1 day
Taxi to Yamatoyagi, Train to Ise
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Ise
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Bus to Basuta Shinjuku, Fly to Tsuruoka
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Tsuruoka
— 1 night
Train to Akita Station, Fly to Shari-cho
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Shari-cho
— 4 nights
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Shakotan-cho
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Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Kagoshima

— 2 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiran Heiwa Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat, contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kagoshima City Museum of Art.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip itinerary maker tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Kagoshima is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. In July, Kagoshima is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Kumamoto

— 2 nights
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Tetori Church, steep yourself in history at Former Oe Residence of Natsume Soseki, take an in-depth tour of Former Residence of L.L. Janes, then get a new perspective on nature at Mifune Dinosaur Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kumamoto Castle Museum Wakuwakuza. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takahashi Inari Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Shimada Museum of Arts, and finally explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto.

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

Take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ono Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shitsu Church, then examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then examine the collection at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Nakamachi Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Nagasaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Fukuoka

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamado Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Ishibashi Cultural Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yoshinogari Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka day trip website.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Let the collections at JMSDF Kure Museum and Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Misen Wild Woods). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, and contemplate the long history of Peace Flame.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning site.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Osaka

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World, see the interesting displays at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Maya, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rokko. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka driving holiday website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Himeji

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, examine the collection at Japan Toy Museum, then explore the world behind art at Himeji CityMuseum of Art, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tegarayama Exchange Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakurin-ji Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Amore Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for little chillier days in Himeji, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Naruto

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Onaruto Bridge Hall Edy, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall, then examine the collection at The Naruto German House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokurakuji Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tokushima Prefectural Awajurobe Yashiki, see the interesting displays at Tokushima Castle Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anrakuji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumadaniji Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naruto holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Naruto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July in Naruto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Nara

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Naramachi Koshino Ie, admire the striking features of Nara National Museum, then walk around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, then get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara journey tool.

You can drive from Naruto to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Naruto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nara: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kennin-ji Temple and Kifune Shrine. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kurama-dera for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online holiday planner.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Nachikatsura-cho

— 2 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seiganto-ji Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Taiji Whale Museum, see the interesting displays at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and finally examine the collection at Sato Haruo Memoria Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho journey planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Nachikatsura-cho are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Koya-cho

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokiin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saito, and finally don't miss a visit to Sanko no Matsu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koya-cho trip app.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Koya-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Ise.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Ise

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jingu Chokokan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamato-hime Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Meotoiwa Rocks.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Koya-cho to Ise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Ise sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Little World, then get to know the resident critters at Japan Monkey Centre: Museum and Zoo for Nonhuman Primates, then engage your brain at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum, and finally stroll through Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ise to Nagoya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ise in August since evenings lows in Nagoya dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Tokyo

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and teamLab☆Planets. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and National Museum of Japanese History (in Sakura). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

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Getting from Nagoya to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Fujisan Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mitsutoge, take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall, then hike along Momiji Tunnel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Okunoin Shishinkaku, then steep yourself in history at Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Minobu.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online road trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Tsuruoka

— 1 night
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church and then examine the collection at Chido Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsuruoka trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tsuruoka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in August: highs in Tsuruoka hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Shari-cho

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shiretoko Museum and Raiun Shrine. Step out of the city life by going to Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Road to Heaven. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shari-cho: Ippon no Michi (in Kiyosato-cho), Kitanemuro Ranch Way (in Nakashibetsu-cho) and Teshikaga-cho (Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail & Mt. Mashu). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the activities along Onnebetsu River, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shari.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tsuruoka to Shari-cho in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tsuruoka in August, with highs in Shari-cho at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Shakotan-cho

— 1 night
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cape Kamui, then get great views at Cape Kamui Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shimamu Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shari-cho to Shakotan-cho. Traveling from Shari-cho in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Shakotan-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Sapporo

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then examine the collection at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, then get outside with Shiraishi Higashi Adventure Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, then head outdoors with Maruyama Genshirin, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Teine, and finally examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip maker.

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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.