33 days in Kansai & Nihonmatsu Itinerary

33 days in Kansai & Nihonmatsu Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 5 nights
2
Kyotango
— 3 nights
3
Yabu
— 2 nights
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
5
Shirahama-cho
— 2 nights
6
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
7
Koya-cho
— 3 nights
8
Sakurai
— 3 nights
9
Nihonmatsu
— 7 nights

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Osaka (Kizugawa Ferry Facilities, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and get your game on at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder site.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Kyoto is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Port of Spain to Kyoto is 13 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port of Spain in June; daily highs in Kyoto reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyotango.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Hakutakarokusuien
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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Kyotango

Kyotango ©
Get outdoors at Kanabiki Waterfall and Kirihama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyotango: Miyazu (Surumeya & Chion-ji Temple Tahoto) and Toyooka (Hattan Falls & Hiyoriyama Seacoast).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyotango driving holiday site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kyotango in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kyotango, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yabu.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Miyazu, Toyooka
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Kanabiki Waterfall ©
Kanabiki Waterfall
Tateiwa ©
Tateiwa
Surumeya ©
Surumeya

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Yabu

Yabu
Yabu is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.As of April 2017, the city has an estimate population of 24,489 people, with 9,572 households, and a population density of 58 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tarumino Ozakura, take in the dramatic scenery at Tendaki Falls, then hit the slopes at Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area, then get outside with Toniomine Plateau, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yodel Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Haga Castle Historical Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Hara Fudo Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hyono, then admire the verdant scenery at Hachikita Park, and finally get outside with Terrace Rice Field.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yabu road trip planning app.

Getting from Kyotango to Yabu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Yabu, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Yabu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiso, Kamikawa-cho, Hachikita Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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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.
Visiting Mt Shosha hiking and Kobe Municipal Arboretum will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kozataki Falls (in Ashiya), Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Suma Beach, &more) and Akashi (Amore Beach, Matsue Swimming Beach, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yabu to Himeji in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kobe, Akashi, Kozataki Falls
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
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Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sandanbeki Cave, kick back and relax at Shirarahama Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure World, then stop by Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Senrihama. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Marucho, get great views at Sandambeki Rock Cliff, take some stellar pictures from Senjojiki, head outdoors with Ezura Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rinkaiura Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kozenji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shirahama-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Shirahama-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Shirahama-cho, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Senrihama, Marucho, Kozenji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Shirarahama Beach ©
Shirarahama Beach
Senjojiki
Senjojiki
Sandambeki Rock Cliff
Sandambeki Rock Cliff

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kinomatsushima Island, explore the activities along Kajitorizaki, enjoy the sand and surf at Kujirahama Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Nachi Forest, then admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kuwanoki Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kosazuke Ginkgo Tree in Kosenji Tmple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ichimai-iwa, explore the activities along Taki no Hai, then contemplate the waterfront views at Koza River, then explore the striking landscape at Umikongo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Hashigui Rock.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho road trip planning app.

Drive from Shirahama-cho to Nachikatsura-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Nachikatsura-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kozagawa-cho, Taiji-cho, Kushimoto-cho, Koza River, Kuwanoki Falls
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Hashigui Rock ©
Hashigui Rock
Umikongo ©
Umikongo

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Koya and Gyoja no Taki. Venture out of the city with trips to Tenkawa-mura (Ryusenji Temple, Mitarai Valley, &more), Mt. Inunaki (in Izumisano) and Mizumadera Temple (in Kaizuka).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koya-cho using our trip planner.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Koya-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sakurai.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tenkawa-mura, Izumisano, Oishi Highland, Sasa Falls, Obakodake
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Mitarai Valley ©
Mitarai Valley
Ominesanji ©
Ominesanji

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Sakurai

Sakurai ©
Sakurai is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan.As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 58,386, and 24,629 households. Escape the urban bustle at Katsuragi Highlands and Mount Miwa. Change things up with these side-trips from Sakurai: Nijozan (in Katsuragi), Kiishosoji Temple (in Gose) and Heguri-cho (Mt. Shigi & Kanenonaru Tembodai Observatory). There's much more to do: trek along Yamanobe Street, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Miminashi, take in the dramatic natural features at Byobuiwa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hibara Shrine.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sakurai trip simple and quick.

Drive from Koya-cho to Sakurai in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sakurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Nihonmatsu.

Things to do in Sakurai

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Soni-mura, Gose, Heguri-cho, Nijozan, Yamanobe Street
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Mount Miwa ©
Mount Miwa
Soni Highland ©
Soni Highland
Yoroi-dake ©
Yoroi-dake

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Nihonmatsu

Nihonmatsu ©
Ebisu Circuit has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Azuma Mountain Range and Abukumado Limestone Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nihonmatsu: Koriyama (Zendo-ji Temple, Pep Kids Koriyama, &more), Onomachi Furusato Bunka No Kan (in Ono-machi) and Irimizu Limestone Cave (in Tamura).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nihonmatsu trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sakurai to Nihonmatsu. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sakurai in July; daily highs in Nihonmatsu reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nihonmatsu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Koriyama, Miharu-machi, Yonezawa, Sukagawa, Tamura
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 13:
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Ebisu Circuit ©
Ebisu Circuit
Abukumado Limestone Cave ©
Abukumado Limestone Cave
Mount Adatara ©
Mount Adatara