60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 7 nights
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Kumamoto
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
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Okayama
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 9 nights
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Tokyo
— 11 nights
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Maebashi
— 4 nights
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Nagano
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Fukui
— 2 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

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 Kitakyushu (Kanmon Kaikyo, Kokura Castle, &more), Nijino Matsubara (in Karatsu) and Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ohori Park, head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Fukuoka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Fukuoka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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Scenic Walking Area
Ohori Park
4.3
Religious Site
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
4.3

5
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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tsujun Bridge (in Yamato-cho), Takachiho Gorge (in Takachiho-cho) and Nabegataki Falls (in Oguni-machi). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle, get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs, and get impressive views of Mt. Aso.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kumamoto trip planning website.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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Landmark
Shirakawa Springs
4.3

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Senjokaku, &more), Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle, Isaniwa Shrine, &more) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, catch a live event at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Island
Miyajima
4.8
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7

1
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Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 19th (Thu), visit Naoshima Bath, then admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun, then head off the coast to Naoshima, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Hiroshima to Naoshima-cho in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Okayama.

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Island
Naoshima
4.0
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Architectural Building
Art House Project
4.0

7
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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okayama: Takamatsu (Ritsurin Garden, Shikoku Mura Village, &more), Marugame Castle (in Marugame) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Mall Okayama, walk around Bihoku Hillside Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Okayama trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Naoshima-cho to Okayama takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Historic Walking Area
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
4.4
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Art Museum
Ohara Museum of Art
4.4

9
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Kuchu Teien Observatory, &more), Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Okayama to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama), Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maebashi.

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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Maebashi

Maebashi ©
Maebashi is a city located in central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region (plain) of Japan. Venture out of the city with trips to Iwajuku (in Midori), Ashikaga Flower Park (in Ashikaga) and Hachigata Castle Remains (in Yorii-machi). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Oze National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Fukiwarenotaki Falls, see where the action happens at Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma, take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, and stroll around Hitsujiyama Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maebashi trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Tokyo to Maebashi in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in August: highs in Maebashi hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Maebashi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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National Park
Oze National Park
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle, then experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm, then stop by Nawate Shopping District, and finally take a stroll through Nakamachi Street. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine and then see the interesting displays at Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto online journey builder.

You can drive from Maebashi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Matsumoto

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Neighborhood
Nakamachi Street
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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nagano trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Nagano, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagano

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and stop by Nagamachi Neighborhood.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Kanazawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Fukui.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Fukui

Fukui ©
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, contemplate the long history of Maruoka Castle, and then see the vivid underwater world at Tojimbo Cliff. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, and then appreciate the views at Kakusenkei Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukui route planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Fukui by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fukui can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukui

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Religious Site
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
4.5

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