60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 15 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fujisawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
Train
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Sendai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karumai-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Ninohe
— 1 night
Drive
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Morioka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kitakami
Drive
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Sendai
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 1 day
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Tokyo

— 15 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hozomon, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Observatory, Seaside Top and Nonbee Yokocho. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Hachiko, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and stroll the grounds of Yanaka Cemetery Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. Traveling from London in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Toji, Kamigamo Shrine, Shimogamo Jinja, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenryuji Temple and Chion-in Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stroll around Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hogonin Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto journey website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Himeji

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Himeji Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Himeji are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Kyoto

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

Osaka

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsutenkaku, Jyanjyan Yokocho (Nanyodori Shopping District), Tennoji Park, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harukas 300 Observation Deck and Nakanoshima Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kasuga Grand Shrine, Naramachi, Higashimuki Shopping Street, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Naramachi, and finally don't miss a visit to Higashimuki Shopping Street. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himuro Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Yoshikien, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Nara tour app.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Osaka

— 1 night
To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Osaka, with lows around 12°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You've added Arakurayama Sengen Park, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and then walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park. On the next day, stroll around Oishi Park and then stroll around Yagizaki Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've added Pola Museum of Art, Hakone Ropeway, Owaku-dani Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi route maker app.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Fujisawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Fujisawa

— 1 night
Situated on Kanagawa's Sagami Bay, the city of Fujisawa serves as the gateway to beaches on the small island of Enoshima, as well as the sandy coast and temples of nearby Kamakura.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Enoshima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island.

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You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujisawa in 1.5 hours. April in Fujisawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Kamakura.

Things to do in Fujisawa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kamakura

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
You've added Kamakura Komachidori, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasuke Inari Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of KĊtoku-in, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, and finally head outdoors with Yuigahama Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Engaku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), then make a trip to Kamakura Komachidori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip planning site.

Kamakura is just a short distance from Fujisawa. In April in Kamakura, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Sendai.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Sendai

— 2 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
You've added Sendai Toshogu Shrine, Atago Jinja Shrine, Zuihoden, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), stroll around Mikamine Park. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, stroll around Aobayama Park, walk around Nishi Park, get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Sendai Toshogu Shrine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sendai trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Kamakura to Sendai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karumai-machi.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Karumai-machi

— 1 night
Keep things going the next day: stroll around Yukiyagawa Dam Forest Park Karumai.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Karumai-machi trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Sendai to Karumai-machi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sendai in April, Karumai-machi is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ninohe.

Things to do in Karumai-machi

Parks

Ninohe

— 1 night
Ninohe is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 27,947, and a population density of 66.47 persons per km2 in 11,865 households. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ninohe trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Karumai-machi to Ninohe in an hour. In April in Ninohe, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Morioka.

Things to do in Ninohe

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Nature

Morioka

— 1 night
The city of Morioka sits against a mountainous backdrop, framed by two main rivers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koiwai Farm. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): experience rural life at Koiwai Farm and then walk around Iwate Park (Koen).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Morioka day trip planning tool.

Getting from Ninohe to Morioka by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Morioka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kitakami.

Things to do in Morioka

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kitakami

Kitakami is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 92,945, and a population density of 212 persons per km2 in 37,085 households. Your day by day itinerary now includes Michinoku Folklore Village as well as Kitakami Tenshochi. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): go for a walk through Kitakami Tenshochi and then examine the collection at Michinoku Folklore Village.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kitakami trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Morioka to Kitakami takes an hour. In April in Kitakami, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Kitakami

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Sendai

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Matsushima Shimameguri Kankosen, Zuiganji, Godaido, and other attractions.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sendai route maker site.

You can drive from Kitakami to Sendai in 2 hours. Traveling from Kitakami in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sendai, with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Todoroki Fudoson, Todoroki Valley, Koenji Junjo Shotengai, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills) and Kameido Tenjinsha. Enjoy Tokyo some more: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, buy something for everyone on your list at DECKS Tokyo Beach (Odaiba), and stroll through Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Sendai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Yokohama

— 1 day
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You've added Yokohama Chinatown, Yokohama Cosmo World, Sky Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Landmark Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, find something for the whole family at Yokohama Cosmo World, examine the collection at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, then take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, and finally stroll around Yamashita Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama online trip builder.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Yokohama sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Tokyo

— 8 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ebisu-Yokocho, Ebisu Garden Place and Daikanyama T-Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Ashigarashimo-gun travel guide

3.6
Art Museums · Bodies of Water · Lookouts