60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 7 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
4
Naha
— 7 nights
5
Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
8
Tokyo
— 9 nights
9
Nikko
— 7 nights
10
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
11
Sapporo
— 7 nights

7
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Thermal Spas & Matsuyama Castle). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip builder.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Inasa and Hashima Island. When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Dejima, take in the views from Megane Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ryoma Sakamoto's Boots.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Shurijo Castle and Tamaudun. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Furuzamami Beach and Nirai Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground (in Ikei-jima), Onna-son (Manza Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Sunset Beach, stop by Yachimun no Sato, kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fukushu-en Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naha trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in March; daily highs in Naha reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Yomitan-son, Tropical Beach, Furuzamami Beach, Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground
Highlights from your plan
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

1
night
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
On the 20th (Sat), get outside with Kaiji Beach and then get outside with Kondoi Beach.

Make your Taketomi-jima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Naha to Taketomi-jima takes 4 hours. March in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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 Kabira Bay and Hoshisuna Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Pinaisara Falls in Iriomote-jima (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get active on the water at Fusaki Beach and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

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Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Iriomote-jima
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Toguchi no Hama and Aragusuku Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Irabu-jima Island. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and head off the coast to Kouri Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, push the limits with Street Kart Shibuya, relax and rejuvenate at NATURE Daikanyama, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation maker site.

Fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

7
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
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.
Nikko Tosho-gu and Taiyuimbyo Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nikko National Park and Kegon Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Ashikaga Flower Park (in Ashikaga), Sano Premium Outlet (in Sano) and Nasu Garden Outlet (in Nasushiobara). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, see the interesting displays at Oya History Museum, sample some tasty brews at Katayama Shuzo, and get engrossed in the history at Kanaya Hotel History House.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nikko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Nikko are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Ouchijuku, Ashikaga Flower Park, Sano Premium Outlet, Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get your bearings at Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally examine the collection at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi trip maker site.

You can drive from Nikko to Yamanouchi-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nikko in April, plan for little chillier nights in Yamanouchi-machi, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Onsen Resorts

7
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Minapa. Shop till you drop at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Kakizaki Shoten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho), Otaru (Otaru Wine Gallery, Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura, &more) and Royce' Chocolate World (in Chitose). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo road trip tool.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in April; daily highs in Sapporo reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Yoichi-cho, Royce' Chocolate World
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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