60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Fly to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Drive to Toba
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Toba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Train to Iiyama, Taxi to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 3 nights
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Narusawa-mura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Nikko
— 6 nights
Train to Kita-Senju, Fly to Misawa
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Towada
— 2 nights
Fly to Sapporo Okadama, Train to Asahikawa
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nagoya
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Toba

— 2 nights
Notable for its oysters and the production of cultured pearls, the city of Toba, mostly situated within Ise-Shima National Park, includes a number of small islands in Ise Bay.
Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, then get in on the family fun at Hotel Shima Spain Mura, then take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toba online sightseeing planner.

Kahului, USA to Toba is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Kahului to Toba. Traveling from Kahului in June, expect nights in Toba to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toba

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
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 Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more) and Amagozen Cape (in Kaga). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa attractions planner.

Drive from Toba to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Toba in June, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi

— 3 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Myōkō (in Myoko), Kusatsu-machi (Sainokawara Park, Netsunoyu, &more) and Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi driving holiday website.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Yamanouchi-machi, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsumoto

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Karuizawa-machi (Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori & Karuizawa prince shopping plaza) and Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Jonen, cool off at Lara Matsumoto, and explore the activities along Myojin Pond.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Narusawa-mura

— 4 nights
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Explore Narusawa-mura's surroundings by going to Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck (in Yamanakako-mura), Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, take a peaceful walk through Aokigahara Forest, and stroll through Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Narusawa-mura trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Narusawa-mura by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Matsumoto in June, plan for little chillier days in Narusawa-mura, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi

— 4 nights
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: Atami (Atami Sun Beach & Kiunkaku). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, admire the natural beauty at Hakone Shisseikaen, relax and rejuvenate at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Narusawa-mura to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Theme Parks · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

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 DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Akihabara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nikko

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nikko side-trips: Mito (Semba Boadwalk & Kairakuen Park). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, get in on the family fun at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and admire the sheer force of Yudaki Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nikko trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for little chillier days in Nikko, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Towada.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Towada

— 2 nights
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, browse the different shops at Hasshoku Center, and then explore the activities along Oirase River.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Towada road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nikko to Towada takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nikko in July, expect Towada to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Asahikawa

— 2 nights
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 16th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Zerubunoka Atomunooka. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shikisai no Oka, and then admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Towada to Asahikawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 7 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe & Jigokudani) and Otaru (Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, stop by Susukino, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Hakodate

— 4 nights

City of Lights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shiriyazaki in Higashidori-mura (about 1h 55 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and get engrossed in the history at Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakodate road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 5 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Kariya Highway Oasis (in Kariya), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, and make a trip to Nagoya University Disaster Mitigation Research Center.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nagoya trip planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Nagoya in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in July: high temperatures in Nagoya hover around 83°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Chubu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
In the middle of Japan's largest island, the region of Chubu remains best known for its picturesque natural scenery and numerous hot springs. The region contains the rugged Japanese Alps, which separate the country's sunny Pacific from the snowy Sea of Japan side. Thanks to this high mountain range, most vacations in Chubu include skiing in the cold months and hiking in the warmer part of the year. Don't miss a tour of Mount Fuji, Japan's enduring symbol and a hugely popular attraction, both for climbing and viewing. When you need to add some urban flair to your Chubu itinerary, the large city of Nagoya holds plenty of appeal with museums, shrines, and parks.

Kanto travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Nearly synonymous with Tokyo and its suburban sprawl, the region of Kanto encompasses many historical sites, hot springs, semitropical islands, and picturesque mountains. Predictably, most tours of Kanto begin and end in Tokyo, which serves as an ideal base for day trips to nearby national parks, ancient temples, and grand monuments reminding visitors of Japan's shogun era. During feudal times, Kanto reigned as the center of political and military power; today, the area represents one of the country's tourism hubs. As you plan your Kanto itinerary, be sure to include a stop in Kamakura, a small temple town filled with notable cultural treasures.

Tohoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Long a poor rural area known for its harsh climate, Tohoku remained off the tourist radar for most of modern Japanese history. Today, tourism in Tohoku remains refreshingly subdued, offering the chance to discover some of the country's finest natural scenery without the crowds. The area encompasses many scenic hot springs, developed ski areas, picturesque lakes, and historic castles and former samurai residences. Tohoku also serves as an ideal spot for that quintessential Japanese activity, the cherry blossom viewing: the trees bloom later here than elsewhere in the country, making the region a great alternative if you arrive a bit late in the season.

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.