60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
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Sapporo
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, stop by Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at ABC Cooking Travel.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Tokyo is 14 hours. In September, Tokyo is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

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Tokyo Tower
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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to Izu (Asahi Taki Fall & Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji), Susono (Keigashima Canyon & Kazurayama Castle Ruins) and Odawara Castle Tenshukaku (in Odawara). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery, cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and stroll through Lake Kawaguchi.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

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World heritage site
Mount Fuji
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Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi
4.5

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Ishigaki

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: get interesting insight from Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Ishigaki takes 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakone-machi in September, with highs in Ishigaki at 89°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Naha.

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Naha

Naha ©

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Zamami-son (Ama Beach, Gahijima Sand Dune, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, and let your taste buds guide you at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

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Shurijo Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Nagasaki

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 Chimachibo Park (in Takeo), Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Ishidake Observatory, &more) and Akaeza (in Arita-cho). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, head off the coast to Hashima Island, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planner.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Naha in September, with highs in Nagasaki at 82°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

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Garden
Glover Garden
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Hiroshima

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Kanyoji Temple (in Shunan). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour itinerary website.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en and then take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Himeji day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Himeji, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

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Himeji Castle
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Koko-en
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kobe (Kobe Muslim Mosque, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, &more) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in October, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

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Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation builder website.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

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Nijo Castle
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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 Senkoji Temple (in Tonami), Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Yamafuji Vineyard & Horizon Winery (in Toyama). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, and take a memorable drive along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip website.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Okaya), Yashimagahara Marsh (in Shimosuwa-machi) and Maihime Breweries (in Suwa). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nagamine, surround yourself with nature on Snow Monkey Resorts, and admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kanazawa to Matsumoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kanazawa in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Matsumoto, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

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Yarigatake
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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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 Sapporo's surroundings by going to Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath), Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal) and Mount Tarumae (in Tomakomai). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online day trip planner.

You can fly from Matsumoto to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 50°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Odori Park
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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
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Otaru Canal
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