60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Hokuto
— 5 nights
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hokuto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Hokuto

Hokuto ©
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Hokuto side-trips: Hakone-machi (Narukawa Art Museum & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Mt. Tengu (in Chino) and Akadake (in Minamimaki-mura). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji, admire the sheer force of Doryuno Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, and let the kids burn off some steam at Onshirin Garden.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hokuto day trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hokuto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in September, things will get slightly colder in Hokuto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hokuto

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Akeno Area ©
Akeno Area

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Nagano (Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, &more), Azumino (Mt. Nagamine & Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino) and Daiho-ji Temple (in Aoki-mura). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, delve into the lush surroundings at Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto day trip planner.

You can drive from Hokuto to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yarigatake ©
Yarigatake
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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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 Otaru (Haruka Horse Ranch & Otaru Canal), Hokkaido Backcountry Club (in Niseko-cho) and Spas (in Kutchan-cho). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take in nature's colorful creations at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark, and relax in the rural setting at Asadaen Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Matsumoto to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Matsumoto in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sapporo, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

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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 Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more), Aratama Valley (in Komatsu) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakusan, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can fly from Sapporo to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sapporo in September, plan for a bit warmer 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 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Mt. Garyu Gyoukiji Temple (in Kaizu), Nagashima Spa Land (in Kuwana) and Toba (Former Toba Elementary School, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, walk around Chubu Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planning site.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Daibutsuden, Nara Park, &more), Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

Find out how to plan Osaka trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more), Zamami-son (Aka Beach, Nishibama Beach, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Blue Cave, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands, get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Okinawa, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Naha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hiroshima in October, with highs in Naha at 33°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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