60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Takayama
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gujo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nakatsugawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nagoya
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
6
Nagasaki
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Kobe
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
9
Osaka
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
10
Kyoto
— 10 nights
train + Fly:  31​h
End: Sao Paulo

8
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 get to explore Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Kawaguchi and Kimono Me. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo is 12 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Kawaguchi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Takayama Jinya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takayama: Osakacho Waterfalls (in Gero) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House & Nagase house). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, browse the exhibits of Hida Takayama Retro Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiouji Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Takayama tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tokyo to Takayama by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Takayama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gujo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Osakacho Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

1
night
Gujo

Gujo ©
Step back into a traditional way of life with a visit to Gujo, a little Japanese city rich in culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Omamiya, then look for all kinds of wild species at Moss Phlox of Kunita Family, and then admire the sheer force of Amidaga Falls.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Gujo trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Takayama to Gujo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Gujo

Parks Nature Shopping
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Amidaga Falls ©
Amidaga Falls

3
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Get some cultural insight at Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail and Nakatsugawa Naegi Toyama Shiryokan. Get outdoors at Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku and Goho Fall. Get out of town with these interesting Nakatsugawa side-trips: Museum Nakasendo (in Mizunami) and Kokeizan Eihoji Temple (in Tajimi). There's more to do: cool off at Kur Resort Yubunesawa and steep yourself in history at Naegi Castle Ruins.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakatsugawa vacation maker app .

You can drive from Gujo to Nakatsugawa in 1.5 hours. October in Nakatsugawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kokeizan Eihoji Temple, Goho Fall, Museum Nakasendo, Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail
Naegijo Ato ©
Naegijo Ato

6
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Visiting Ichigo Beach and Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Ise Grand Shrine and Inuyama Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Gyaruri Momogusa (in Tajimi), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Ise (Sengukan, Okageza, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Nagoya Higashiyamaso.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya online visit planner .

You can drive from Nakatsugawa to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Ama, Ichigo Beach, Gyaruri Momogusa, Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Inasa and Nijino Matsubara. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glover Garden and Kabashima Lighthouse Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari), Mogushi Beach (in Amakusa) and Yokan Museum (in Ogi). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Hongouchi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple, and stop by Hakusan Porcelain Show Room.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagoya to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nagasaki, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sasebo, Mogushi Beach, Yokan Museum, Hakusan Porcelain Show Room, Nijino Matsubara
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

6
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get a sense of the local culture at Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. You'll explore and learn at Ohara Museum of Art and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Yamato Museum (in Kure), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Mikasahama Beach, & more) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Japanese Rural Toy Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and look for gifts at Yamatoya Ebisucho Honten.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hiroshima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Yamato Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

6
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Himeji Castle and Yoneda Taishiji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and Kobe Fugetsudo Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Unitopia Sasayama (in Tanba Sasayama), Kirihama Beach (in Toyooka) and Koko-en Garden (in Himeji). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Suma Beach, wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tenjin Sengen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kobe driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kobe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Himeji, Amore Beach, Kirihama Beach, Unitopia Sasayama, Mt. Kuma
Highlights from your plan
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

7
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Hankyu Umeda Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nara Park and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more) and Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get engrossed in the history at Peace Osaka, look for gifts at Four-M, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka visit app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kobe in October since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Gyoja no Taki, Mt. Omine
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Appreciate the collections at Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Otsu (Ritsuin Temple & Seta Golf Course North Course) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Otsu, Uji, Todai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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