60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
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Fukuoka
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Tokyo
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Hakodate
— 7 nights
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Sapporo
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Tokyo
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, shop like a local with Ginza, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Mizuno Sportology Gallery & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more), Okayama (Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Kintaikyo Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagasaki (Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, Nagasaki Peace Park, &more), Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu) and Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Huis Ten Bosch. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka travel route builder tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Kamakura (Samuraikibun Kamakura, Hase-dera Temple, &more). See some other sides of Tokyo: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo route planning app.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Tokyo in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Onuma Lake, Park Information Onuma, &more) and Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Geyser Park (in Shikabe-cho). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, take a stroll through Motomachi, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakodate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 60°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Oku no Yu, &more), Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Otaru Canal, &more) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, stroll through Okurayama Lookout, and explore the activities along Moerenuma Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo road trip site.

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in November, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Hakone Ropeway (in Hakone-machi), Yokohama (Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Yamashita Park, &more) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). See even more of Tokyo: step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), walk around Rikugien Garden, don't miss a visit to Shinjuku Golden Gai, and learn about all things military at Yushukan.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning site.

Getting from Sapporo to Tokyo by train takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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