60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
3
Matsumoto
— 6 nights
4
Takayama
— 5 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
6
Kyoto
— 7 nights
7
Himeji
— 4 nights
8
Takamatsu
— 6 nights
9
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
10
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
11
Ishigaki
— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Kamakura (KĊtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, shop like a local with Ginza, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more), Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji, head outdoors with Ita Beach, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and kick back and relax at Toi Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Izu, Ita Beach, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Kirigamine Marshland (in Suwa), Hakuba-mura (Happo-one Nature Study Course, Kitaone Kogen Highland, &more) and Yashimagahara Marsh (in Shimosuwa-machi). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Osen Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Tsugaike Natural Park, and get outside with Karasawa Carl.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto online journey planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, Matsumoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakuba-mura, Nagano, Ike no Taira Shitsugen, Osen Waterfall, Kirigamine Marshland
Highlights from your plan
Tsugaike Natural Park ©
Tsugaike Natural Park
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

5
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi), Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, don't miss a visit to Hida Takayama Retro Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan trip to Takayama with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
nights
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 Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute (in Komatsu), Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui) and Wajima (Wajima Tenryo Kuroshima Kadomi Residence & Okedaki Falls). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa travel site.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kanazawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Wajima, Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Mt. Sampoiwadake, Suwa Yakata Remains Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

7
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: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme 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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura & Tendaki Falls), Asago (Awaga Shrine, Takeda Castle Ruins, &more) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, identify plant and animal life at Hattoji Furusatomura, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Asago, Yabu, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura, Daisen Outlook
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Japanese Rural Toy Museum), Manabe Island (in Kasaoka) and Nishihama Beach (in Mitoyo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ritsurin Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, take an in-depth tour of Nogi Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu planning site.

Getting from Himeji to Takamatsu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Himeji in November, plan for little chillier nights in Takamatsu, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kotohira-cho, Manabe Island, Nishihama Beach, Zuiganji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Shimai Falls (in Akiota-cho). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Takamatsu to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kosanji Temple, Shimai Falls, 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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nagasaki to Sasebo to see Huis Ten Bosch about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, and contemplate the long history of Glover Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip maker app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

6
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.
Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get outside with Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ishigaki attractions website.

Fly from Nagasaki to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in November; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 31°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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