60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Kagoshima
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki

— 6 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.
When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, stroll around Kabira Park, and stroll through Yonehara Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip maker app.

Bhubaneswar, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bhubaneswar in June: highs in Ishigaki hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son), Zamami-son (Nishibama Beach, Gahijima Sand Dune, &more) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, stroll through Cape Manzamo, and sample the fine beverages at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naha tour planning tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 2.5 hours. June in Naha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kagoshima

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Onodake), Yusui-cho (Maruike Pond Spring Water at the foot of Mt. Kirishima & Kirishima Art Ranch) and Ibusuki (Mt. Kaimondake & Onsen Resorts). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirishima Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and hike along Takachihonomine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Kagoshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Naha in June, with highs in Kagoshima at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Nagasaki

— 4 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.
Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, get great views at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 6 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Okuniwa Nature Park (in Narusawa-mura), Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center (in Suwa). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Fuji, stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, and explore the stunning scenery at Keigashima Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Classes

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 7 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 Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more), Senkoji Temple (in Tonami) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July: highs in Kanazawa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more), Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Universal Studios Japan) and Dotombori (Dotombori District & Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji

— 5 nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Okayama (Okayama Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, get great views at Tottori Sand Dunes, contemplate the long history of Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei, and admire the sheer force of Tendaki Falls.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Himeji are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, and explore the activities along Pond of Peace.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima planning app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.