60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Naha
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Matsue
— 5 nights
4
Himeji
— 5 nights
5
Kyoto
— 8 nights
6
Nagoya
— 6 nights
7
Matsumoto
— 6 nights
8
Kanazawa
— 7 nights
9
Tokyo
— 7 nights
10
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights

4
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Shurijo Castle and Nakijin Castle Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Sefa-Utaki and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park), Sangui (in Nanjo) and Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum & The Tower of Himeyuri). There's still lots to do: get outside with Furuzamami Beach, head off the coast to Gahi Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, and don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naha trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Naha is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Naha: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Itoman, Motobu-cho, Nanjo, Haebaru Town Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some historical perspective at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Venture out of the city with trips to Saikokuji Temple (in Onomichi) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima visit planner.

Getting from Naha to Hiroshima by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in October, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Saikokuji Temple
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
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matsue Castle and Karakama Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Izumo Taisha Shrine and Kojindani Ruin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsue: Izumo (Nishidani Tombs Historical Park, Former Taisha Station, &more) and Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Gassan Toda castle). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Daisen-Oki National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Buke Yashiki and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matsue online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Matsue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Daisen-Oki National Park
Highlights from your plan
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Himeji Castle and Aotama Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Ohara Museum of Art and Yoneda Taishiji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Fukuyamajyoato (in Soja), Ako (Osake Jinja Shrine & Ako City Folk Shiryokan) and Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (in Kurashiki). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashinji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, and make a trip to The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matsue to Himeji in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Himeji when traveling from Matsue in October, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Okayama, Kobe, Ako, Kurashiki, Fukuyamajyoato
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Senko-ji Temple, &more) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Gion, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
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.
Ise Grand Shrine and Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nagoya Castle and Kokeizan Eihoji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Hikone (Hikone Castle & Hikone Castle Tenshu), Doganji Kannondo (in Nagahama) and Naegi Castle Ruins (in Nakatsugawa). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Seinan Sumiyagura, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannon-ji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagoya trip planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Hikone, Doganji Kannondo, Tsubaki Grand Shrine, Mt. Garyu Gyoukiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

6
nights
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.
Matsumoto Castle and Nunobiki Kannon will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zenko-ji Temple and Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan). Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Prince & Skyline Museum (in Okaya), Togakushi Shrine Okusha (in Nagano) and Nihyaku Jizo (in Shiojiri). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suwa Shrine, stroll the grounds of Koboyama Ancient Tomb, and get to know the fascinating history of Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matsumoto, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Komoro, Nagano, Stone Church, Suwa Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©

7
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Kanazawa Castle. Takayama Jinya and Nomura Family Samurai House will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory, Shirakawago, &more), Nanto (Angoji Temple, Suganuma Gassho Community, &more) and Katsuyama (Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Site, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Nanto, Katsuyama
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Kōtoku-in and Edo-Tokyo Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

6
nights
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.
Visit Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum and Hie Shrine for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Fuji and Narukawa Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Otago Beach (in Nishiizu-cho), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine & Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen)). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Izu, Fujiyoshida, Otago Beach, Lake Kawaguchi, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

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