60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary planner

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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
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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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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Nagoya
— 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Fujinomiya (Kengamine & Kusushi Shrine). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko, and admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hakone-machi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Hakone-machi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Hakone-machi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Punta Cana in March, with highs in Hakone-machi at 9°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Mt. Sampoiwadake, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa holiday maker.

You can fly from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hakone-machi in March since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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: Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Kouri Ocean Tower), Ishiyama Viewing Platform (in Ogimi-son) and Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kanazawa to Motobu-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Kanazawa in March, expect Motobu-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Blue Cave, &more), Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park & Sefa-Utaki) and American Village (in Chatan-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, look for gifts at Wadama Honshinju Mother Sea, and admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naha itinerary planning site.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Naha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April in Naha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima (about 1h 55 min away). Spend 10th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, visit Miyara River Hirugi Grove, visit a coastal fixture at Oganzaki Lighthouse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki day trip tool.

Fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly 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 Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Kumamoto (Kato Shrine, Kumamoto Castle, &more), Hirabaru Historical Park (in Itoshima) and Dazaifu (Kyushu National Museum, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, go for a walk through Ohori Park, walk around Maizuru Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka travel planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Fukuoka in 4 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, expect Fukuoka to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can 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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel route site.

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 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Japanese Rural Toy Museum, &more), Bizen (Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei & Hattoji Furusatomura) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). The adventure continues: make a trip to Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samuhara Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Universal Studios Japan) and Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana) and Ise (Okage Yokocho & Ise Grand Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and steep yourself in history at Nagoya Higashiyamaso.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Nagoya trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel tool.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Nagoya in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.