60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Hateruma-jima
— 1 day
Travel:  4​h 45​min
3
Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Zamami-son
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
6
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
7
Himeji
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
8
Kyoto
— 9 nights
train + taxi:  5​h 15​min
9
Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Narusawa-mura
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Shari-cho
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Tokyo
— 11 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aragusuku Beach and Painagama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Toguchi no Hama, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Miyakojima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Miyakojima is 3 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

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

1
day
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn, kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nishihama Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hateruma-jima trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima. In October, daytime highs in Hateruma-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, then kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, then take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and finally stroll through Kondoi Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, and finally Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taketomi-jima trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Taketomi-jima. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

4
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Furuzamami Beach and Nirai Beach. Get outdoors at Aharen Beach and Hatenohama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zamami-son: Tropical Beach (in Ginowan), Blue Cave (in Onna-son) and Naha (Yachimun Street, Shurijo Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tokashiku Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aka Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zamami-son tour itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taketomi-jima to Zamami-son. In October, daily temperatures in Zamami-son can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naha, Tokashiki-son, Hatenohama, Tropical Beach, Blue Cave
Highlights from your plan
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Get outdoors at Isso Beach and Nagata Inakahama. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, kick back and relax at Harutahama Beach, admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, and wander the streets of Wilson Stump.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Yakushima-cho. In October, Yakushima-cho is a bit cooler than Zamami-son - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Escape the urban bustle at Miyajima and Asebi Walking Areas. Appreciate the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Streets of Takehara (in Takehara), Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle, Thermal Spas, & more) and Itsukushima Shrine (in Hatsukaichi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in October, things will get little chillier in Hiroshima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Kintaikyo Bridge, Sankeien, Takehara Townscape Preservation Area
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
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and Yashima. Head to Chinatown (Nankinmachi) and Kobe Harborlandfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Kobe (Kobe Port Tower, Arima Onsen, & more), Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park (in Awaji) and Okayama (Aeon Mall Okayama, Okayama Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Shikoku Mura Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, and don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe, Okayama, Takamatsu, Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Shinkyogoku Shopping District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo-jo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Minami (Namba), Shinsaibashi, & more), Nara (Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Gion, go for a walk through Arashiyama, admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Byodoin
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Escape the urban bustle at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Fukiwarenotaki Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Nagano (Iizuna Kogen Ski Area & Zenko-ji Temple), Shin-etsu Trail (in Iiyama) and Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen, hike along Sukaisan Camp Forest, and relax in the rural setting at Hakuba Iwatake Ski Resort/Lily Farm & Mountain View.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi online trip builder .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kyoto to Yamanouchi-machi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in November; daily highs in Yamanouchi-machi reach 14°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hakuba-mura, Nagano, Numata, Shinetsu Trail, Nozawa Onsen
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen

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nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Relax by the water at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) and Futo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Fuji and Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi & Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shisseikaen, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more). There's more to do: hike along Gotemba Route.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Narusawa-mura by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Narusawa-mura, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

1
night
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Shiretoko Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Abashiri Quasi-National Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Narusawa-mura to Shari-cho. Traveling from Narusawa-mura in December, expect Shari-cho to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Abashiri Quasi-National Park ©
Abashiri Quasi-National Park

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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.
Tokyo National Museum and Asakusa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Ginza and Yokohama Chinatownfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens & Minato Mirai 21), Kamakura (Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), Hase-dera Temple, & more) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in December, you will find days in Tokyo are warmer (14°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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