60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation maker

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
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Matsumoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Koya-cho
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Himeji
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and walk around Ueno Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online holiday maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Lalique Museum Hakone, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more), Shinsekai Kanpai Street (in Fujiyoshida) and Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, look for all kinds of wild species at Sankodai, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matsumoto

— 5 nights
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: Spas (in Okaya), Takayama (Wine Tours & Tastings, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, &more) and Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, stop by Hanakomichi, walk around Takato Castle Remains Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kirigamine Marshland.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May: highs in Matsumoto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 6 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: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more), Tonami Tulip Park (in Tonami) and Nanto (Iwase Family & Ainokura Gassho Community). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and stop by Gion.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker website.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koya-cho: Mt Daifugen (in Kawakami-mura), Tenkawa-mura (Ominesanji, Toro Cave, &more) and Yoshino-cho (Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, Yoshimizu Shrine, &more).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koya-cho using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Osaka

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: KIshiwada Castle Garden Hachijin no Niwa (in Kishiwada), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Himeji

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Ako City Folk Shiryokan (in Ako), Miki Horse Land Park (in Miki) and Okayama (Nanaku Strawberry Farm & Okayama Korakuen Garden). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, admire the sheer force of Tendaki Falls, and don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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). There's lots more to do: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki journey planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 37°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.