60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kamakura
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Motobu-cho
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Naha
— 6 nights
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Nagasaki
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Ise
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
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Kamakura

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Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kamakura: Azumayama Park (in Ninomiya-machi), Tateishi Park (in Yokosuka) and Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, head off the coast to Enoshima Island, and take in the pleasant sights at Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura itinerary planning app.

Atlanta, USA to Kamakura is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Atlanta to Kamakura. Traveling from Atlanta in January, you will find days in Kamakura are a bit cooler (39°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Historic Site
Hase-dera Temple
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Religious Site
Kōtoku-in
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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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and get outside with Yarabudake.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Fly from Kamakura to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Kamakura in January: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 70°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

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Kabira Bay
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Tamatorizaki Observatory
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Motobu-cho

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Nago (Nago Bay & Nago Castle Historical Park), Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach & Kouri Ohashi). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Yohena Ajisai Park, don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and explore the gorgeous colors at USS Emmons.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in January, Motobu-cho is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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World heritage site
Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Bridge
Kouri Ohashi
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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: Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri, Heiwa no Ishiji, &more), Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Apeman Spa, &more) and Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Onna Station Nakayukui Market). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church, learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naha trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in January since evenings lows in Naha dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Shurijo Castle
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Kokusaidori
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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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.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in January, you will find days in Nagasaki are slightly colder (50°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden
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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: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Miyajima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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Osaka

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Takasago (Kashima Shrine & Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyoshikojin Seichoji, and capture your vacation like a pro with Photoguider-Japan.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Osaka sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ise.

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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

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Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Explore Ise's surroundings by going to Toba (Izawa Shrine, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Tsubaki Grand Shrine (in Suzuka). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toba Aquarium, and explore the activities along Isuzugawa.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ise trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Osaka to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Osaka in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Ise. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine
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Chubu Park
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Okage Yokocho
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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 Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto tour website.

Getting from Ise to Kyoto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in February, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Neighborhood
Gion
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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: Toyama (Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple, J-Wet Adventures, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in February: highs in Kanazawa hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore Yamanouchi-machi's surroundings by going to Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort & Nozawa Onsen), Snow Monkey Resorts (in Nagano) and Kijimadaira-mura (Kijimadaira Ski Resort & Tosen-ji Temple). 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, fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, head outdoors with Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi road 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 February, Yamanouchi-machi is a bit cooler than Kanazawa - with highs of 39°F and lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take a memorable tour with Street Kart Shibuya.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 51°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Tokyo Tower
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