60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Naha
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Matsuyama
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Bus + Train:  1 h 15 min
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, stroll around Kabira Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Ishigaki route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in March since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

6
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naha day trip website .

Fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Onna-son, Nanjo, American Village
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagasaki side-trips: Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Yusui Garden Shimeisou (in Shimabara) and Arita-cho (Akaeza & Arita Townscape). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki sightseeing app .

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Naha in April, things will get a bit cooler in Nagasaki: highs are around 22°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Arita-cho, Yusui Garden Shimeisou, Huis Ten Bosch, Nagao Castle Park
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Izumidani Terraces (in Uchiko-cho), Ozu (Sambaitani Falls & Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine) and Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, head off the coast to Nogutsunajima Island, appreciate the views at Omogo Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matsuyama trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagasaki to Matsuyama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toon, Saijo, Ozu, Niyodogawa-cho, Shikoku Karst Onogahara
Highlights from your plan
Setokaze no Oka Park ©
Setokaze no Oka Park
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip site .

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Kintaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
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: Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Mt. Kuma (in Bizen) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and stroll around Kunimi no Mori Park.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip maker.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Himeji, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kunimi no Mori Park, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Mt. Kuma, Mt. Takamikura
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

7
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, &more), Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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: Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Gokayama (in Nanto). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Gokayama, Ishikawa Jumoku Park, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Hakuba-mura (Happo-one Nature Study Course, Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, &more), Kirigamine Marshland (in Suwa) and Takato Castle Remains Park (in Ina). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, take in the dramatic natural features at Takamine Kogen, and take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakuba-mura, Takayama, Daiho-ji Temple, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Kirigamine Marshland
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple

5
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
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: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To find reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Matsumoto in May: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stop by Odaiba, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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