60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
3
Himeji
— 4 nights
4
Koya-cho
— 5 nights
5
Kyoto
— 6 nights
6
Nagoya
— 5 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
8
Tokyo
— 6 nights
9
Nikko
— 5 nights
10
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
11
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
12
Sapporo
— 5 nights

4
nights
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, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki day trip planning website.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Ishigaki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Ishigaki. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in May, expect Ishigaki to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Matsuyama (Ishiteji & Matsuyama Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hiroshima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ishigaki in May: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Tobishima Kaido
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Asago (Mikobata Senkojo Mine & Takeda Teramachi Street) and Chizushuku (in Chizu-cho). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, identify plant and animal life at Hattoji Furusatomura, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Himeji, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Asago, Okayama, Kunimi no Mori Park, Hattoji Furusatomura, Mt. Takamikura
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

5
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koya-cho: Kiminocho Kamifureai Park (in Kimino-cho), Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano) and Katsuragi Highlands (in Gose).

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho road trip app.

Drive from Himeji to Koya-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tenkawa-mura, Kiminocho Kamifureai Park, Gyoja no Taki, Totsukawamura Rekishi Minzoku Shiryokan, Mt. Yoshino
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Mitarai Valley ©
Mitarai Valley

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, stop by Gion, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip tool.

Drive from Koya-cho to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Toba (Former Toba Elementary School, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more) and Shinmaiko Marine Park (in Chita). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, and examine the collection at Okageza.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online day 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 June, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Chubu Park, Shinmaiko Marine Park
Highlights from your plan
Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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 (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more), Kuroshima Area (in Wajima) and Musee de la Fleur, Fleuri (in Shika-machi). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planning website.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Kuroshima Area, Musee de la Fleur, Fleuri
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

6
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.
Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions planning app.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nikko: Sanbon Yaridake Moutain (in Nasushiobara), Nasu-machi (Coppice Garden, Yahata Park, &more) and Shojinsawa Spring Group (in Shioya-machi). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park, and admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nikko trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Nikko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nasu-machi, Sanbon Yaridake Moutain, Shojinsawa Spring Group, Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©

5
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.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Hirasawa Pass (in Minamimaki-mura), Hokuto (Yatsugatake Kogen Bridge, Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, &more) and Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck (in Yamanakako-mura). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, admire the natural beauty at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, Fujikawaguchiko-machi is little chillier than Nikko - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hokuto, Fujiyoshida, Mount Fuji, Hirasawa Pass, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsumoto: Takayama (Takayama Jinya & Shiroyama Park), Tateyama-machi (Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd. & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) and Azumino Chihiro Park (in Matsukawa-mura). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle, head outdoors with Mt. Nishihodakadake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb, and explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Matsumoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Hakubaoike, Mt. Nishihodakadake, Mt.Takagari
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Noboribetsu Date Historic Village). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip app.

Traveling by flight from Matsumoto to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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