60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
2
Fukuoka
— 6 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
4
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
5
Kyoto
— 7 nights
6
Nagoya
— 5 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
8
Tokyo
— 7 nights
9
Sendai
— 5 nights
10
Hakodate
— 3 nights
11
Sapporo
— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki vacation builder app.

Paris, France to Nagasaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Nagasaki is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Kurume (Kurume Tsubaki Park & Kurume World Camellia Museum), Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple) and Tsutsukihama Beach (in Iki). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, relax in the rural setting at Couples, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Fukuoka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kumamoto, Kurume, Dazaifu, Old Kurauchi Residence, Sakuradaki Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akiota-cho (Shimai Falls & Sandandaki Falls), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planning app.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Akiota-cho
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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: Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Zuiganji Temple (in Tokushima). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, get engrossed in the history at Nogi Museum, and head off the coast to Takami Island.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu vacation tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Takamatsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kotohira-cho, Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Takami Island
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

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), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Takamatsu to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji Castle, Todai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Jozanen (in Anjo), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Sun) at Kur Resort Yubunesawa. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, find something for the whole family at Hotel Shima Spain Mura, admire the striking features of Former Toba Elementary School, and kick back and relax at Ichigo Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in September: highs in Nagoya hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Theme Parks · Parks · Baths

Side Trips

Toba, Ise, Shima, Jozanen, Chubu Park
Highlights from your plan
Hotel Shima Spain Mura ©
Hotel Shima Spain Mura
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

6
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 Takayama (Wine Tours & Tastings, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), &more), Tateyama-machi (Mt. Tateyama, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in October, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

7
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama), Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kōtoku-in, Tokyo Disneyland, Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

5
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sendai: Kamiwarizaki Natural Park (in Ishinomaki), Entsu-in Temple (in Matsushima-machi) and Osaki (Onsen Resorts & Naruko Valley). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Pep Kids Koriyama, make a trip to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuson-ji Temple, and examine the collection at Michinoku Folklore Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Sendai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect nights in Sendai to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zao-machi, Hiraizumi-cho, Osaki, Sakaida Bunsuirei, Michinoku Folklore Village
Highlights from your plan
Naruko Valley ©
Naruko Valley
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple

3
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nanae-cho (Lake Konumako & Shirotai Farm) and Kaminokunidate Remains - Remains of Katsuyamakan (in Kaminokuni-cho). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sakuragaoka St., admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, take a stroll through Motomachi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Hakodate takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sendai in October, with highs in Hakodate at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Kaminokunidate Remains - Remains of Katsuyamakan
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, visit Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, and fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in October, you will find days in Sapporo are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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