60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
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Matsumoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Okinawa
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sasebo
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route planning site.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Izu (Joren Waterfall & Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji) and Hakone-machi (Narukawa Art Museum, Onshi Hakone Park, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kobayashi Farm (in Obuse-machi), Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Togakushi Ski Area) and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, take an in-depth tour of Jukambo National Museum, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and stop by Hida Jizakekura Honten.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip builder website.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, expect nights in Matsumoto to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, &more) and Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Neagarimatsu, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, The Symphony Hall, &more), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine, &more), Saikokuji Temple (in Onomichi) and Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and go for a walk through Kintaikyo Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, and finally step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

You can plan Iriomote-jima trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. May in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center (in Yomitan-son), Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo & Daisekirinzan). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park, and make a trip to Kouri Ohashi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Motobu-cho takes 8 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in May, things will get a bit cooler in Motobu-cho: highs are around 79°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sasebo.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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Sasebo

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Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Yanagawa), Yokan Museum (in Ogi) and Nagasaki Bio Park (in Saikai). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch, don't miss a visit to Takeo no Okusu, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Sagajo Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sasebo trip website.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Sasebo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Motobu-cho in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Sasebo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nagasaki

City of Peace

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saga (Nannyo Shrine & Yamato Chuo Park Hanashobuen) and Akaeza (in Arita-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, head off the coast to Hashima Island, and stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki day trip planning site.

You can drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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.