60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Naha
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Fukuoka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Nikko
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Nikko
— 4 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Naha

— 5 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Nanjo (Apeman Spa, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naha road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Naha is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Naha. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Naha to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 6 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 some colorful creatures with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Fukuoka

— 5 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Nakanoahima Park (in Nakagawa), Nanzoin (in Sasaguri-machi) and Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at Kurume World Camellia Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kurume Tsubaki Park, and walk around Hirabaru Historical Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Fukuoka by flight takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Ishigaki in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Fukuoka, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the activities along Motoyasu River, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Osaka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

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 Nagoya's surroundings by going to Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Yume Utsutsu (in Tsu). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, and examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Nagoya are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 4 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: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Hida Takayama Museum of Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Neagarimatsu, and steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, Kanazawa is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nikko

— 4 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: Katashina-mura (Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden & White World Oze Iwakura), Lake Konuma (in Maebashi) and Kichijo-ji Temple (in Kawaba-mura). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Okumiya, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kirikomiko Karikomiko.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nikko online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Nikko in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Nikko dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Fujiyoshida (Arakurayama Sengen Park, Chureito Pagoda, &more), Fujinomiya (Fujisan-cho Post Office & Kusushi Shrine) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi online trip builder.

You can drive from Nikko to Hakone-machi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. While traveling from Nikko, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, walk around Ueno Park, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road 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 somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.