60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Izu
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
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Kagoshima
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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— 4 nights
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— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Izu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Izu

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izu: Inatori Golf Club (in Higashiizu-cho), Ito (Izu Glass and Craft Museum, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, &more) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Ubuyagasaki & Lake Kawaguchi). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomiya Shrine, stroll through Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, and admire the masterpieces at Ivory Craft Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Izu road trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Izu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in February since evenings lows in Izu dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Izu

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Izu to Ishigaki in 5 hours. While traveling from Izu, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Naha

— 5 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Uruma (Kamimuyra Brewery & Katsuren Castle Ruins), Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Clara Church, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naha online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Naha are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Motobu-cho

— 4 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Izena-son (Mt. Izena Forest Park & Shirasagi Lookout), Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, and experience rural life at Aiai Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Naha to Motobu-cho in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Naha in February, Motobu-cho is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kagoshima

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Kirishima (Kagoshima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima Shrine, &more), Rokkannon Miike Pond (in Ebino) and Kirishima Art Ranch (in Yusui-cho). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sengan-en, get engrossed in the history at Chiran Peace Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Shiroyama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Kagoshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Motobu-cho in March; daily highs in Kagoshima reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nagasaki

— 3 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.
Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Glover Garden, stroll around Inasayama Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Kuchu Teien Observatory & Universal Studios Japan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Tsukiyominomiya, Ise Shrine Geku, &more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Kawatsu Cherry Blossom Avenue (Shinshiro) (in Shinshiro). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya online trip maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice (in Kaga) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa travel app.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, Kanazawa is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi

— 4 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yamanouchi-machi: Iiyama (Togari Onsen Ski Resort & Amidado), Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort) and Nagano (Snow Monkey Resorts & Zenko-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, explore and take pictures at Shiga Kogen, and hit the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Yamanouchi-machi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Noboribetsu (Spas, Jigokudani, &more) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, make a trip to Sapporo TV Tower, and fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in April; daily highs in Sapporo reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.