60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 5 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.
Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Ito (Cherry Blossom Trees at Izu Kogen Highlands, Mount Omuro, &more), Fujinomiya (Fujisan-cho Post Office & Kusushi Shrine) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, take in nature's colorful creations at Little Prince Museum, and steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi day trip app.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Hakone-machi is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montevideo to Hakone-machi is 12 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Montevideo in March: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stroll around Ueno Park, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute (in Komatsu), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Nagase house, &more) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Neagarimatsu, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in March; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Takenari Gohyaku Rakan (in Komono-cho), Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore and take pictures at Yamazaki River, visit Nagoya City Agricultural Center, and contemplate the long history of Mino Kaneyamajo Ato.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Kanazawa in March, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour builder website.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho), Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more) and Kobe (Onsen Resorts, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Himeji

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi), The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism (in Kato) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and admire the sheer force of Tendaki Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Ohara Museum of Art). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Motobu-cho

— 5 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Uruma (Kafu Banta, Umi-Budou henza Farm, &more), Onna-son (Blue Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Zakimi Castle Ruins (in Yomitan-son). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, let the kids burn off some steam at Ginoza Roadside Station, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, and admire the natural beauty at Yohena Ajisai Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho route planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Motobu-cho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Motobu-cho is somewhat warmer than Nagasaki - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, stop by Miyara River Hirugi Grove, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ishigaki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.