60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
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Onna-son
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 9 nights
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Nikko
— 6 nights
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Kamakura
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Iriomote-jima

— 5 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step out of the city life by going to Ida no Hama Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maruma Beach and Nakano Beach. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Hinai Beach, stroll through Nakama-river Protected Region, and make a trip to Funauki Village.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Iriomote-jima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Ishigaki

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kondoi Beach. Head to Pinion Direct Shop and Nei Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Nakamoto Beach, Fuki Beach, &more) and Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach & Hairumubushi Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stroll through Sukuji Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 4 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Step out of the city life by going to Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sawada no hama Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Onna-son

— 6 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
For shopping fun, head to Yacchi & Moon or Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center. Get outdoors at Akabaka Beach and Nirai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Naha (Shurijo Castle & Naminoue Beach), Toguchi Beach (in Yomitan-son) and Nago (Busena Beach & Kise Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Okuma Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Marina Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miyakojima in March since evenings lows in Onna-son dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Mikasahama Beach and Mt. Misen. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kenmin no Hama (Hiroshima Prefectural Beach) (in Kure), Hakata Beach (in Imabari) and Kosanji Temple (in Onomichi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, kick back and relax at Bay Side Beach Saka, contemplate the long history of Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima, and explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Onna-son to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in March, things will get little chillier in Hiroshima: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 9 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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and 株式会社 MATATABI. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nikko.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nikko Tosho-gu and Nikko Base. Your inner history buff will appreciate Taiyuimbyo Shrine and Shimotsurenga Manufacturing Company Rengagama. Get out of town with these interesting Nikko side-trips: Sakuragawa (Yakuo-in Temple & Amabiki Kannon) and Oe Wetlands (in Minamiaizu-machi). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. There's much more to do: walk around Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, stroll the grounds of Okumiya, contemplate the waterfront views at Sainoko Lake, and steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate).

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nikko takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Nikko, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kamakura.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamakura

— 6 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Visit Moroiso Shores and Akiya, Tateishi Coast for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kōtoku-in and Hase-dera Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kamakura side-trips: Ito Diving Service Bommie (in Tateyama) and Miura Kaingan Beach (in Miura). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, kick back and relax at Katase Higashihama Beach, and hike along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kamakura trip maker.

You can drive from Nikko to Kamakura in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 9 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.
Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Akihabara. Your inner history buff will appreciate The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Sankeien Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Mitaka to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Odaiba District, walk around Ueno Park, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.