60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Biei-cho
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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train to Bungo-Ogi, Taxi to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kumamoto, Train to Kagoshima Chuo Station, Ferry to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Biei-cho

— 3 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Takushinkan and Shikisai no Oka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Furano Budogaoka Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamifurano-cho (Onsen Resorts & Goto Sumio Art Museum), Furano (Anpanman Shop Furano, Furano Wine Factory, &more) and Higashikawa Culture Gallery (in Higashikawa-cho). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, play a few rounds at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, and relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Biei-cho travel website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Biei-cho is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Biei-cho. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho

— 3 nights
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Mashu and Kaminoko Pond. Get out of town with these interesting Teshikaga-cho side-trips: Shigechan Land (in Tsubetsu-cho), Rikubetsu-cho (Rikubetsu Railway & Michi-no-Eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu) and Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, wander the wide-open spaces of Watanabe Experience Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Teshikaga-cho tour planner.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Shari-cho

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway & Lake Rausu). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raiun Shrine, and look for gifts at Shari Kobo Shiretokoya.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 6 nights
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 Ginza and Shimokitazawafor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like teamLab☆Planets and Tokyo National Museum. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kichijoji in Musashino, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fujiko F Fujio Museum, stop by Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and wander the streets of Yanaka District.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Getting from Shari-cho to Tokyo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shari-cho in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi

— 6 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lalique Museum Hakone and Okada Museum of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Step out of Hakone-machi with an excursion to Gotemba Premium Outlets in Gotemba--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, see the interesting displays at Little Prince Museum, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Amanatto Kawamura. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Natadera Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Spas (in Kaga), Nanto (Ainokura Observatory, Ainokura Gassho Community, &more) and Motorcar Museum of Japan (in Komatsu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, take a stroll through Teramachi District, and walk around Kanazawa Castle Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kyoto Railway Museum and Kamogawa River. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Okochi Sanso Garden, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Hiroshima

— 5 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do your shopping at Schmoe House and Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Senjokaku). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho

— 4 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Michi-no-Eki Takachiho and Takachiho Gamadase Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Heitate Shrine (in Yamato-cho) and Minamiaso-mura (Aso Highland Museum Park, Onsen Resorts, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eight Dragon King God of Water Shrine, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Takachiho-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. October in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Yakushimacho History and Folklore Archives, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine, then head outdoors with Isso Beach, and finally make a trip to Yahazu Cape. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, then stop by Pontankan, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Takachiho-cho in October since evenings lows in Yakushima-cho dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Motobu-cho

— 4 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Emerald Beach and Bise no Fukugi Tree Road. Get some cultural insight at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Oceanic Culture Museum. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Minnajima Island, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Sesoko Beach.

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Fly from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Miyakojima

— 4 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get some cultural insight at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Miyakojima City Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki, and admire the masterpieces at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima vacation builder tool.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Miyakojima. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, then admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, then make a trip to Funauki Village, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ruins of Amitory Village. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, then contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haemida Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Ishigaki

— 4 nights
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 some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Nakamoto Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach & Kuroshima Lighthouse) and Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi & Hairumubushi Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, and visit Misaki Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.