60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 6 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Toyama Airport, Drive to Nozawaonsen-mura
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 6 nights
Fly
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Toyooka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tanabe
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Kagoshima Airport, Drive to Nichinan
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Nichinan
— 1 night
Drive
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Ibusuki
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kagoshima Airport, Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Kunigami-son
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Kunigami-son
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Drive
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 9 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 9 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ishigaki, Fly to Dubai

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Kutchan-cho

— 6 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Get in touch with nature at Rusutsu Resort Ski and Lake Toya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kutchan-cho: Niseko Village Ski Resort (in Niseko-cho), Cape Kamui (in Shakotan-cho) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, stop by Noboribetsu Dairy Farm, hit the slopes at Asahigaoka Ski Areas, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Kutchan-cho, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect Kutchan-cho to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Nozawaonsen-mura

— 4 nights
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Head to Hokusai-kan and Sakae Club Ski Areafor plenty of shopping. Visiting Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Nozawa Onsen will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nozawaonsen-mura: Kagura Ski Resort (in Yuzawa-machi), Hakuba-mura (Hakuba, Hakuba Jump Arena, &more) and Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and gain insight with Snow Monkey Resorts.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nozawaonsen-mura trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kutchan-cho to Nozawaonsen-mura. While traveling from Kutchan-cho, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nozawaonsen-mura, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Yokohama

— 6 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pola Museum of Art and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. Step out of the city life by going to Jogasaki Coast and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yokohama: Ito (Jogasaki Suspension Bridge & Mount Omuro), Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Museum of Art & Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and stroll around Oishi Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yokohama itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nozawaonsen-mura to Yokohama takes 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in January: high temperatures in Yokohama hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Toyooka

— 5 nights
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Step out of the city life by going to Arayu and Amanohashidate. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Sand Museum and Thermal Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Ine no Funaya (in Ine-cho), Tottori (Shamine Tottori & Rakudaya) and Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki (in Kami-cho). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kinosaki Marine World, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and contemplate the long history of Takeda Castle Ruins.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Toyooka trip tool.

You can fly from Yokohama to Toyooka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. When traveling from Yokohama in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Toyooka: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nachikatsura-cho

— 4 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kamikura Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nachi Mitaki Falls and Seigantoji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Michi-no-Eki Okutoro (in Kitayama-mura), Shingu (Ruins of Shingu Castle, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, &more) and Kushimoto-cho (Hashigui Rock & Muryoji - Rosetsuji Kushimoto Okyo Rosetsu Hall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, see the interesting displays at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Toyooka to Nachikatsura-cho in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toyooka in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Nachikatsura-cho: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tanabe.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tanabe

— 3 nights
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine and Shirarahama Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama and Kisaikan Farmers Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandambeki Rock Cliff (in Shirahama-cho) and Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Oyunohara - Original Kumano Hongu Taisha Site, make a trip to Kumano Kodo Trail, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and hike along Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tanabe trip planner.

Getting from Nachikatsura-cho to Tanabe by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Tanabe, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nichinan.

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nichinan

— 1 night
Tourism in Nichinan, a town on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, flourishes thanks to the scenic Nichinan-Kaigan coastline, a stretch of secluded coves, islands, and tranquil beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Nichinan Brewery Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Obijyo Castle Ruins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, and finally get outside with Nichinan Coast.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanabe to Nichinan. In January in Nichinan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Nichinan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Ibusuki

— 2 nights
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Nagasakibana, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, and finally stop by Ikeda Lake Paradise. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Satsuma Eikokukan, then brush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Chiran Samurai Residence Garden.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ibusuki holiday planner.

You can drive from Nichinan to Ibusuki in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nichinan in January since evenings lows in Ibusuki dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kunigami-son.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kunigami-son

— 1 night
Although the village of Kunigami-son spreads across a large area, it remains sparsely populated, with lots of wild land protected from development.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Okinawa Ishi no Bunka Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisekirinzan, take some stellar pictures from Cape Hedo, then get outside with Okuma Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Okushuraku.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kunigami-son vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Ibusuki to Kunigami-son with the Route module. Traveling from Ibusuki in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Kunigami-son: highs are around 22°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Kunigami-son

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Onna-son

— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Emerald Beach. Do your shopping at Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Aeon Naha Shopping Center. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son), AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Gallery Kiya, step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son journey planning app.

Drive from Kunigami-son to Onna-son in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 9 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get a sense of the local culture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Underground Dam Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nakanoshima Beach, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, and go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder.

Fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miyakojima, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ishigaki

— 9 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.
Visiting Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Island Countryside Settlement and Kuroshima Research Institute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Kohamajima Country Club, Tumal Beach, &more), Hamashima In Leaf (in Taketomi-jima) and Kuro-shima (Miyazato Beach, Nakamoto Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, stop by Yurateiku Market, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima

— 6 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get in touch with nature at Iriomote Island and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoshisuna Beach and Haemida Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Komi, identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima journey site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.