60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Kagoshima
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights

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Sapporo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place & Niseko Hanazono Resort), Furano Ski Resort (in Furano) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sapporo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Japan Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Fuji, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakone-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in January, expect Hakone-machi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Baths

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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Tokyo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online holiday builder.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in January, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida), Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and head outdoors with Winghills Shirotori Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip website.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Kanazawa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, stop by Arashiyama, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area (in Yabu) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Himeji are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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Hiroshima

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho), Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Kagoshima

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Onsen Resorts (in Ibusuki), Nihonichi no Kyoju Kamo no Okusu (in Aira) and Chiran Peace Museum (in Minamikyushu). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Sengan-en, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kirishima Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and contemplate the long history of Izumi City Public Samurai Residence Saishotei.

To plan Kagoshima vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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Nagasaki

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.
Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, and stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki day trip planning tool.

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 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Naha

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, Sefa-Utaki, &more), Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Nakijin-son (Aiai Farm, Kouri Ohashi, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, and admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Naha route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Naha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagasaki in February, with highs in Naha at 22°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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Ishigaki

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, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and stroll around Banna Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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