60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
2
Naha
— 5 nights
3
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
4
Kagoshima
— 4 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
6
Himeji
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
8
Nagoya
— 5 nights
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights
10
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
11
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
12
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
13
Kanazawa
— 5 nights

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Nakama-river Protected Region, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get interesting insight from Tours, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online visit planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bugbug in March; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima, Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

5
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 Motobu-cho (Yohena Ajisai Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more), Nakijin-son (Aiai Farm, Nakijin Castle Ruins, &more) and Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park & Sefa-Utaki). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Zampa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naha road trip tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Itoman, Nakagusuku-son, Onna-son
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

4
nights
Nagasaki

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park (in Minamishimabara), Shimabara (Honkoji Temple & Yusui Garden Shimeisou) and Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Nagasaki Prefectural Saikaibashi Park). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, stroll around Nagao Castle Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip builder site.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naha in March: high temperatures in Nagasaki hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Shimabara, Sasebo, Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park, 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

4
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Get out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Kirishima (Kareigawa Station, Mt. Shinmoe, &more), Rokkannon Miike Pond (in Ebino) and Kirishima Art Ranch (in Yusui-cho). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Sakurajima, enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirishima, Ibusuki, Minamikyushu, Miyazaki, Sukimu Land
Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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: Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum & Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Onomichi, Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Okayama, Okunoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, then trek along Mt Shosha hiking, then walk around Kunimi no Mori Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Takasago, Mt. Takamikura, Kunimi no Mori Park
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Sunset Owl Cafe (in Sennichimae). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and visit Gion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Toba (Former Toba Elementary School & Toba Aquarium), Nakatsugawa (Nakasendo Magome-juku & Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum) and Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, and admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagoya road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Shinshiro, Iwata, Toba, Nakatsugawa
Highlights from your plan
Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

5
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo DisneySea, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Izu (Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji & Hatchoike Pond), Fuji (Imamiya Tea Plantation & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, take in nature's colorful creations at Atagawa Bananawani Garden Bunen, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Izu, Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Atagawa Bananawani Garden Bunen
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

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nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck (in Yamanakako-mura) and Taba Canyon (in Tabayama-mura). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, head outdoors with Mt. Kumotori, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Chichibu, Kusushi Shrine, Asaya Winery, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck ©
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck

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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: Kusatsu-machi (Kusatsu Forest Stage, Jukambo National Museum, &more), Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano) and Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April: highs in Matsumoto hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hakuba-mura, Takayama, Kusatsu-machi, Zenko-ji Temple, Ike no Taira Shitsugen
Highlights from your plan
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

5
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Gokayama (in Nanto) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa holiday planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Wajima, Gokayama, Ishikawa Jumoku Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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