60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Train to Iiyama, Taxi to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Izu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church) and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Naha.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son), Nanjo (Sangui, Sefa-Utaki, &more) and Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri, and get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

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You can fly from Sapporo to Naha in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Sapporo in February, expect Naha to be warmer, temps between 22°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Motobu-cho

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, make a trip to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, stop by Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market, and head outdoors with Uppama Coast.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho online itinerary planner.

Getting from Naha to Motobu-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naha in February since evenings lows in Motobu-cho dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and walk around Kabira Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki day trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Motobu-cho in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go for a walk through Sengan-en, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, then stroll through Mt. Shiroyama, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoken Shrine, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Lobby.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kagoshima travel planning app.

Getting from Ishigaki to Kagoshima by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. While traveling from Ishigaki, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kagoshima, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Glover Garden, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple.

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You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. February in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) 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 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Osaka

— 4 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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, stop by Tower Knives Osaka, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Byodoin (in Uji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nagoya

— 5 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 (Okageza, Ise Shrine Geku, &more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Nishio (Black Wall West Colony (Kurokabe no Nishi Shuraku) & Kleingarten Welcome Space). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, go for a walk through Kawatsu Cherry Blossom Avenue (Shinshiro), meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and explore the historical opulence of Seinan Sumiyagura.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Nagoya sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Takayama Jinya (in Takayama), Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip planning website.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi

— 4 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Iiyama (Togari Onsen Ski Resort & Amidado), Nagano (Snow Monkey Resorts & Zenko-ji Temple) and Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort). There's still lots to do: stroll through Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, go for a walk through Shiga Kogen, and get outside with Mt. Kosha.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izu.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Izu

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Explore Izu's surroundings by going to Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito), Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi & Fuji Classic). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in nature's colorful creations at Atami Plum Garden, play a few rounds at Izu Heights Golf Club, and don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Izu trip planning website.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Izu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Izu is a bit warmer than Yamanouchi-machi - with highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Izu

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo visit planner.

You can drive from Izu to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Izu in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.