60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Nikko
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Naha
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
12
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

5
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kakumambuchi (in Maebashi), Odairanosato Shinsui Park (in Midori) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Minakami-machi). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, find something for the whole family at Pep Kids Koriyama, contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sanbon Yaridake Moutain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nikko trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Nikko is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Nikko is 14 hours. Traveling from Montreal in June, Nikko is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nikko National Park, Kakumambuchi, Sanbon Yaridake Moutain, Odairanosato Shinsui Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, kick back and relax at Ita Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and sample the tasty concoctions at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Izu, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsumoto: Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, &more), Horigane Bussan Center (in Azumino) and Osen Waterfall (in Kusatsu-machi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Chogatake, explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June: highs in Matsumoto hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Takayama, Chubu, Zenko-ji Temple, Horigane Bussan Center, Hakuba Ohashi Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mount Chogatake ©
Mount Chogatake
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Okedaki Falls (in Wajima). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, see the interesting displays at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Sairin-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

6
nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip maker.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru. On the next day, stroll around Kunimi no Mori Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jodoji Temple, and finally take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

Start your trip to Himeji by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Jodoji Temple, Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Kunimi no Mori Park
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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: Shimai Falls (in Akiota-cho), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, don't miss a visit to Washibara Hachiman Shrine, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Shimai Falls, Washibara Hachiman Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple), Kumamoto Castle (in Kumamoto) and Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, do a tasting at Kyoho Winery, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, and head outdoors with Kirara Beach Yakeno.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kurume, Yame, Dazaifu, Kumamoto Castle, Miyajihama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

6
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, make a trip to Cape Ongazaki, and explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fukuoka in July, Ishigaki is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kondoi Beach, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

5
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling), Nakijin-son (Akabaka Beach & Kouri Ohashi) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, step off the mainland to explore Hanari Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naha visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3 hours. In July in Naha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Onna-son, Nakijin-son, Zamami-son, Tokashiki-son
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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 Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Noboribetsu Date Historic Village). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip app.

You can fly from Naha to Sapporo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in July, expect Sapporo to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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