60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Himeji
— 5 nights
2
Osaka
— 6 nights
3
Nara
— 6 nights
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
6
Nikko
— 7 nights
7
Tokyo
— 7 nights
8
Hakodate
— 4 nights
9
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
10
Sapporo
— 6 nights
11
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
12
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights


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5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle), Jodoji Temple (in Ono) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji vacation planning site.

Nottingham, UK to Himeji is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nottingham to Himeji is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nottingham in July: highs in Himeji hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Okayama, Akashi, Takasago, The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

6
nights
Osaka

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, &more) and Koya-cho (Kodai-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

Plan a trip to Osaka easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Himeji, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Kobe
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

6
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nara: Mt.Takami (in Matsusaka), Daitokuji Temple (in Kyotanabe) and Ise (Kumihimo Hirai, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Kusuri no Yakata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodoin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Saho River.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nara visit app.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nara are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ise, Uda, Sakurai, Kizugawa, Mt.Takami
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Fujiyoshida (Shinsekai Kanpai Street & Nishiura), Izu (Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, Nishiizu Skyline, &more) and Ito (Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, &more). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and take in panoramic vistas at Tenkakudai.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In July, Hakone-machi is slightly colder than Kyoto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Izu, Ito, Fujinomiya, Fujiyoshida, Fujikawaguchiko-machi
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

7
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 Maebashi (Mt. Nabewari, Kakumambuchi, &more), Nasu-machi (Nasu Nature Study Paths, Yahata Park, &more) and Sanbon Yaridake Moutain (in Nasushiobara). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and explore the striking landscape at Kammangafuchi Gorge.

Make your Nikko itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maebashi, Nasu-machi, Nikko National Park, Sanbon Yaridake Moutain
Highlights from your plan
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©

7
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo online holiday planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in August: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Houkiji Temple (in Hokuto) and Nanae-cho (Shirotai Farm, Onuma Park Walking Path, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, wander the streets of Motomachi, and steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate online holiday planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Hakodate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in August: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Mount Hakodate, Houkiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Noboribetsu trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu), Yoichi-cho (Yoichi Fisheries Museum, Asadaen Farm, &more) and Otaru (Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, Otaru Canal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sapporo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sapporo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Otaru, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

2
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): experience rural life at Ueno Farm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, thentake an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and finally walk around Hoppo Yasoen. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Patchwork no Michi, experience rural life at Biei Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, thenexplore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa online journey maker.

You can drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Hoppo Yasoen, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

2
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, hike along Susoaidaira, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Nakadake Onsen, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kamikawa-cho trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Kamikawa-cho takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Asahikawa in August since evenings lows in Kamikawa-cho dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kurodake
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

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