60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
4
Onna-son
— 7 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
6
Takachiho-cho
— 5 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
8
Kyoto
— 8 nights
9
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
10
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights

6
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 Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Island Countryside Settlement and Oganzaki Lighthouse. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach & Ubutaki Lookouts). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Shiraho Beach, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki travel planner.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 6-hour flight. In May, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

5
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Hoshisuna Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ida no Hama Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, kick back and relax at Hinai Beach, and get outside with Todomari Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima day trip site.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

7
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Sefa-Utaki and Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Himeyuri Peace Museum and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Kunigami-son (Hiji Waterfall, Okuma Beach, &more), Shurijo Castle (in Naha) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach, Nakijin Castle Ruins, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Miyakojima in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Kunigami-son, Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Itoman
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Nagata Inakahama. Step out of the city life by going to Yakusugi Land and Seibu Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, and get advice or help at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in May, Yakushima-cho is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

5
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Get in touch with nature at Takachiho Gorge and Manai Falls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Kokonoe-machi (Tadewara Wetlands, Onsen Resorts, &more), Aso (Kusasenrigahama, Aso Mizuki Meguri, &more) and Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, contemplate the long history of Oka Castle Ruins, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yamabuki Suigen.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho travel tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Kokonoe-machi, Taketa, Ubuyama-mura, Nabegataki Falls
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Yamato Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Kure, Okunoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

8
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Himeji Castle for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Himeji (Nishi no Maru & Koko-en), Nagoya (Tokugawa Art Museum, Atsuta Jingu Shrine, &more) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, and don't miss a visit to Oharai-machi.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Osaka, Ise, Himeji
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, thenmake a trip to Hashigui Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ichimai-iwa.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho online trip builder.

Drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Nachikatsura-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shingu, Hashigui Rock, Ichimai-iwa
Highlights from your plan
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get in touch with nature at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura), Kita Family House (in Hodatsushimizu-cho) and Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, make a trip to Maruoka Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in June since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Katsuyama, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

7
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.
Head to Pola Museum of Art and Gallery Marusanfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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