60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Train
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nikko
— 6 nights
Fly
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Koya-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima

— 5 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum & Ohara Museum of Art). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip app.

Bengaluru, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Himeji

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then experience rural life at Sato Fruit Kobo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get all the information you need at Awaji Highway Oasis, stroll through Amore Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matsue Swimming Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Himeji tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Himeji sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 nights
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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Universal Studios Japan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Arashiyama, take a stroll through Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in September, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Hakusan (Mount Hakusan & Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and examine the collection at Dolls Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Kyoto in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Matsumoto

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more), Akeno Area (in Hokuto) and Azumino (Mt. Nagamine & Mt. Hikarujo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Senjogadake, and deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto road trip site.

Getting from Kanazawa to Matsumoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hakone-machi

— 5 nights
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 (Nishiizu Skyline & Toi Beach), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Onshirin Garden (in Fujiyoshida). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take a memorable drive along Hakone Skyline, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in September, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip builder.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Nikko

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nikko side-trips: Tennozakura (in Katashina-mura), Nasunogahara Farm (in Otawara) and Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Oze National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, make a trip to Senjogahara Field, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Koya-cho

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Koya-cho side-trips: Katsuragi Highlands (in Gose) and Koya Kaido (in Kudoyama-cho).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Koya-cho trip planning site.

You can fly from Nikko to Koya-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in October: highs in Koya-cho hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Motobu-cho

— 5 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cape Manzamo, &more), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Japanguide Junko (in Nago). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, see the vivid underwater world at USS Emmons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sesoko Labyrinth, and kick back and relax at Minna Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho trip website.

You can fly from Koya-cho to Motobu-cho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Koya-cho in October, with highs in Motobu-cho at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima

— 3 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, admire the sheer force of Geta Waterfall, and step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Motobu-cho to Iriomote-jima in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Ishigaki

— 6 nights
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.
Spend 26th (Tue) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and stroll through Akashi Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.