60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Train
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Izu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Taxi to Iiyama, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Ishigaki. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get a bit cooler in Ishigaki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

5
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Naha

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: Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Heiwa no Ishiji, &more), Nakagusuku-son (Nakagusuku Castle Ruins & Blue Sky) and Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Sefa-Utaki, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naha vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Motobu-cho

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 Kouri Island (in Miyakojima). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho trip planning app.

You can drive from Naha to Motobu-cho in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Naha in February, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Kagoshima

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 2nd (Wed): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shiroyama, then make a trip to Sengan-en, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Lobby, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoken Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima online holiday maker.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Kagoshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, Kagoshima is slightly colder than Motobu-cho - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Nagasaki

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.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, walk around Nagao Castle Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Hiroshima

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 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima travel planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Osaka

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 Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, visit Dotombori District, and buy something for everyone on your list at Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip builder.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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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 Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Gion, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Ise (Oharai-machi, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Nisshin Civic Hall (in Nisshin). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, contemplate the long history of Nagoya Higashiyamaso, get engrossed in the history at Chiryu City History Folk Museum, and stroll around Chubu Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nagoya tour planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 catch the train to Izu.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Izu

Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Explore Izu's surroundings by going to Mount Nesugatayama Observatory (in Shimoda), Shinsekai Kanpai Street (in Fujiyoshida) and Sakura Trees Near Naka River (in Matsuzaki-cho). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, tee off at Nakaizu Green Club, see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, and stroll through Atami Plum Garden.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Izu trip builder.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Izu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nagoya in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Izu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Izu

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Yamanouchi-machi

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura), Nagano (Zenko-ji Post Office & Snow Monkey Resorts) and Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, hit the slopes at Ryuoo Mountain Park, head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, and don't miss a visit to Amidado.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Izu to Yamanouchi-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Yamanouchi-machi is slightly colder than Izu - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Spas (in Nanto) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa by combination of taxi and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Sapporo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Kitahiroshima Cycling Road (in Kitahiroshima). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online holiday planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Sapporo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Tours · Classes · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, stop by Odaiba District, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planning site.

Getting from Sapporo to Tokyo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.