60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday maker

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Tokyo Haneda
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Nagoya
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Hakone-machi

— 5 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Imamiya Tea Plantation (in Fuji) and Fujiyoshida (Shinsekai Kanpai Street & Chureito Pagoda). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi road trip site.

Exeter, UK to Hakone-machi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Hakone-machi is 9 hours. March in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, visit Odaiba District, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ishigaki

— 7 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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, visit Miyara River Hirugi Grove, stop by Pinion Direct Shop, and visit a coastal fixture at Oganzaki Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Nagasaki

— 3 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.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the views from Megane Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and see the interesting displays at Dejima.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Nagasaki takes 6 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in March, expect nights in Nagasaki to be much colder, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 6 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Takenari Gohyaku Rakan (in Komono-cho), Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, and visit Nagoya City Agricultural Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya trip builder app.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Nagoya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nagasaki in March, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 6 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Takayama Jinya, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa travel planner.

Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Nagoya in March, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto vacation maker.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more), Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Taimadera Nakanobo (in Katsuragi). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip maker website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji

— 4 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: Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi), Okayama (Kibitsu Shrine, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izanagi Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and don't miss a visit to Takeda Castle Ruins.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Himeji road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for little chillier days in Himeji, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Miyoshi (Jusaburo Tsujimura-Museum Miyoshi History and Folklore Museum & MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, snap pictures at Aioi Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.