60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 6 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Ida no Hama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, head off the coast to Barasu Island, and make a trip to Nakama-river Protected Region.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima road trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Budapest to Iriomote-jima, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Iriomote-jima: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Cape Ongazaki. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Ubutaki Lookouts in Kohama-jima, approximately Kohama-jima away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, and don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Naha

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Katsuren Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Tokashiki-jima Island), Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, &more) and Zamami-son (Zamami Island & Aka Beach). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Cape Chinen Park, browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Miyakojima to Naha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Motobu-cho

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bise no Fukugi Tree Road and Nakijin Castle Ruins. Venture out of the city with trips to Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan, &more) and Kouri Beach (in Nakijin-son). The adventure continues: stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Naha to Motobu-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Yakushima-cho

A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Taikoiwa, then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, and finally see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, then hike along Seibu Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shukkei-en Garden and Daishoin Temple. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hiroshima, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Osaka

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Izanagi Shrine and Koko-en. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Nishi no Maru) and Awajihanasajiki (in Awaji). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Nachikatsura-cho

The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, then explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock, and finally look for gifts at Momijiya Honpo.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho planning app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Osaka in May, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Ise

A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ise Shrine Geku and Toba Aquarium. Get out of town with these interesting Ise side-trips: Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck (in Shima), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Mikimoto Pearl Island (in Toba). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, and explore the activities along Isuzugawa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ise travel route planner.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Kennin-ji Temple and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Onitakeinari Shrine (in Fukuchiyama) and Miyazu (Amanohashidate & Amanohashidate View Land). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ise to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ise in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and Kanda house. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama (Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama Jinya, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chidorigafuchi and Meguro River. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the views from Rainbow Bridge, visit Odaiba District, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rusutsu Resort Ski and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kutchan-cho: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei, stroll around Fukidashi Park, and take a memorable tour with Niseko Outdoor Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kutchan-cho holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tokyo to Kutchan-cho in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in May, with highs in Kutchan-cho at 17°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.