60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 6 nights
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
3
Hirosaki
— 5 nights
4
Oga
— 1 night
5
Semboku
— 3 nights
6
Sendai
— 8 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
8
Kyoto
— 8 nights
9
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
10
Tokyo
— 17 nights

6
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.
Head to Sankaku Market and Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Townfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari Shrine and Ryutoku-ji Temple. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima), Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Otaru (Ransima Beach, Former Iwanaga Clock Store, &more). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and get outside with Asobeach Ishikari.

Plan my day in Sapporo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Windsor, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. While traveling from Windsor, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Asobeach Ishikari, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, Royce' Chocolate World
Highlights from your plan
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Hakodate Foreign General Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, thenadmire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, thenlook for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hakodate are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Trappist Monasteries, Mount Hakodate
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

5
nights
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Head to Aomori Gyosai Center Honten and Hirorofor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Hirosaki Castle and Saishoin Temple. Explore Hirosaki's surroundings by going to Aomori (Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, Auga, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Hirosaki Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwaki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Choshoji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hirosaki trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Hakodate to Hirosaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or fly. In April in Hirosaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Aomori
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Mt. Iwaki ©
Mt. Iwaki

1
night
Oga

Oga ©
Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Unosaki Beach, see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unsho-ji Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Oni no Kakurezato, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kampu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nanohana Road.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oga travel site.

You can drive from Hirosaki to Oga in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Semboku.

Things to do in Oga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nanohana Road
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum

3
nights
Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
Visiting Sashimaki Shitsugen Mizubasho Gunseichi and Lake Tazawa will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samurai District and Ishiguro Samurai House. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi, contemplate the long history of Kawaradake, get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ukiki Shrine.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Semboku road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Oga to Semboku takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Sendai.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Onsen Resorts

8
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Do your shopping at Sunmall Ichibancho and S-Pal Sendai. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Risshaku-ji Temple and Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura. Explore Sendai's surroundings by going to Shiroishi Castle (in Shiroishi), Hiraizumi-cho (Site of Muryoko-in, Takadachi Gikeido, &more) and Yamagata (Yamagata Museum of Art, Yamagata castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sendaijo Ato, steep yourself in history at Funaoka Castle Ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinnoji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Aoba Castle Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sendai visit planner.

You can take a train from Semboku to Sendai in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Semboku in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sendai, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hiraizumi-cho, Yamagata, Yonezawa, Shiroishi Castle, Kumano Taisha Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple
Takkoku no Iwaya ©
Takkoku no Iwaya
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Peace Flame. Get in touch with nature at Misen Wild Woods and Mikasahama Beach. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and take a stroll through Kamiyacho.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip tool.

Fly from Sendai to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), get great views at Sagano, and admire the landmark architecture of Chishaku-in.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

5
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 some historical perspective at Ainokura Gassho Community and Suganuma Gassho Community. Shirakawago and Natadera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Nanto (Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple & Gokayama), Kakusenkei Gorge (in Kaga) and Maruoka Castle (in Sakai). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kanda house, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, you will find days in Kanazawa are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Kakusenkei Gorge, Natadera Temple, Maruoka Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

17
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.
Shop till you drop at Shimokitazawa and Nihonbashi Bridge. Visiting Meguro River and Sumida River will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple, Kamakura Hiking Trails, &more), Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi) and Minoyama Park (in Minano-machi). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hozomon, stroll through Kitanomaru Park, visit Ueno District, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in May since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Musashino, Terasaka Rice Terraces, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

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