60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
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Nikko
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi

— 4 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Pola Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Mishima (Mishima Skywalk & Mishima Taisha) and Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami). There's much more to do: hike along Jogasaki Coast, delve into the lush surroundings at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip builder tool.

Manila, Philippines to Hakone-machi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Hakone-machi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Hakone-machi is a bit cooler than Manila - with highs of 28°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 5 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mount Fuji and Mitsumine Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Kawaguchi and Shiraito Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Lake Yamanaka (in Yamanakako-mura), Pond Shirakoma (in Sakuho-machi) and Shosenkyo (in Kofu). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Aokigahara Forest, find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, explore the activities along Motosuko Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Nikko National Park and Yudaki Falls will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. Get out of town with these interesting Nikko side-trips: Haruna Shrine (in Takasaki), Fukuroda Falls (in Daigo-machi) and Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Oze National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, and take in breathtaking views at Ryuokyo Canyon.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko online journey builder.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens, Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, &more) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 6 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Jigokudani and Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. Head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Otaru Music Box Museum Main Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Canal, Otaru Denuki Koji, &more) and Lake Shikotsu (in Chitose). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, explore the activities along Moerenuma Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and walk around Odori Park.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online travel route builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, things will get slightly colder in Sapporo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Hakodate

— 4 nights

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.
Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Marketfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Goryokaku Tower and Motomachi. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakodate: Hotokegaura (in Sai-mura) and Nanae-cho (Onuma Lake, Onuma Park Walking Path, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate road trip planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Hakodate sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Koya-cho

— 1 night
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Danjo Garan, then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and finally steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoshimizu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokawadera Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Tanizeno Tsuribashi.

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Getting from Hakodate to Koya-cho by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, Koya-cho is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 8 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.
Head to Dotombori District and Kyoto Station Buildingfor some retail therapy. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Universal Studios Japan, &more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, stop by Arashiyama, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Himeji Castle and Takeda Castle Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Awaji (Awaji Highway Oasis & Awajihanasajiki) and Ritsuun Gorge (in Asago). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway, and snap pictures at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Himeji tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Itsukushima Shrine (in Hatsukaichi), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Senkoji & Senkoji Park (in Onomichi). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip site.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Escape the urban bustle at Kabira Bay and Sukuji Beach. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Hoshisuna Beach in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Fusaki Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, don't miss a visit to Euglena Mall, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.