60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Akita
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Matsuyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ozu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Miyoshi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Tokushima
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Osaka
— 8 nights
train:  30​min
11
Kyoto
— 9 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Tucson


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10
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 Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), & more). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo road trip app .

Tucson, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Tokyo is 16 hours. While traveling from Tucson, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Akita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

8
nights
Akita

Akita ©
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akita: Semboku (Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi, Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, & more), Michi-no-Eki Iwaki (in Yurihonjo) and Mt. Chokai (in Yuza-machi). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Masakichi Hirano Museum of Fine Art, look for gifts at Aspite, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Akita, and make a trip to Unsho-ji Temple.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Akita road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tokyo to Akita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: high temperatures in Akita hover around 74°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Akita

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hachimantai, Semboku, Oga, Katagami, Mt. Iwate
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Ishiguro Samurai House ©
Ishiguro Samurai House

3
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Toon (Namekawakeikoku & Shirai Fall), Saijo (Kamogawa River, The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja, & more) and Nakatsu Valley (in Niyodogawa-cho). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, appreciate the views at Omogo Valley, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akita to Matsuyama takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ozu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saijo, Toon, Omogo Valley, Nakatsu Valley
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Ozu

Ozu ©
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. On the 24th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine, then admire the verdant scenery at Izumidani Terraces, and then appreciate the views at Shikoku Karst Onogahara. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ao Island, then walk around Setokaze no Oka Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shussekiji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Garyu Sanso.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ozu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matsuyama to Ozu in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Ozu can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Ozu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Izumidani Terraces, Setokaze no Oka Park, Shikoku Karst Onogahara
Highlights from your plan
Ao Island ©
Ao Island
Setokaze no Oka Park ©
Setokaze no Oka Park
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine ©
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine

4
nights
Kochi

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Kanpuzan (in Ino-cho), Yasuike Valley (in Niyodogawa-cho) and Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido (in Otoyo-cho). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, get to know the resident critters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and stroll through Katsurahama Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi road trip planner .

You can drive from Ozu to Kochi in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kochi are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zenshibuji Temple, Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido, Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, Ittohyo Chinka Bridge, Mt. Kanpuzan
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle

3
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu Shrine, Kotohiragu shrine office, & more), Mt. Unpenji (in Kanonji) and Zentsuji (Kyu Zentsujikaikosya & Nogi Museum). It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Shiozuka Highland and take some stellar pictures from Befukyo Canyon.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi vacation builder .

You can drive from Kochi to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Miyoshi are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Zentsuji, Befukyo Canyon, Mt. Unpenji
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Unpenji ©
Mt. Unpenji
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Kotohiragu shrine office
Kotohira-gu Shrine ©
Kotohira-gu Shrine

5
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Tsuda Matsubara (in Sanuki), Sakaide (Yasoba Spring & Shiromineji Temple) and Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Ritsurin Garden, head outdoors with Tai no Esayari Taiken, let little ones run wild at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, and enjoy some diversion at Mineyama Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Takamatsu visit planning app .

You can take a train from Miyoshi to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Sakaide, Tsuda Matsubara
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum

2
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple, then don't miss a visit to Okunoin Kasagatakiji Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), and finally admire the masterpieces at Teshima Art Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Nakayama Senmaida, then take in panoramic vistas at Shihoyubi Viewing Deck, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Choshikei Osaru no Kuni.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tonosho-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Tonosho-cho in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tonosho-cho can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokushima.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Yama-Roku Shoyu ©
Yama-Roku Shoyu
Nishinotakiryusui Temple ©
Nishinotakiryusui Temple

3
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokushima: Asutamu-Land Tokushima (in Itano-cho), Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center (in Yoshinogawa) and Naruto (Oasahiko Shrine & Naruto Strait). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Zuiganji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumadaniji Temple, explore the activities along Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, and explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokushima trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Tonosho-cho to Tokushima takes 3 hours. When traveling from Tonosho-cho in July, plan for little chillier days in Tokushima, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naruto, Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, Asutamu-Land Tokushima, Kumadaniji Temple, Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center
Highlights from your plan
Asutamu-Land Tokushima ©
Asutamu-Land Tokushima
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

8
nights
Osaka

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more), Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Kongobu-ji Temple, & more) and Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Chuo). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, explore and take pictures at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokushima in July, you will find days in Osaka are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe, Koshien History Museum, Katsuragi Highlands
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara), Byodoin (in Uji) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route maker site .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kofuku-ji Temple, Chubu Park, Byodoin
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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