60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tateyama-machi
— 3 nights
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Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Shari-cho
— 6 nights
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Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
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Matsue
— 4 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
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Onna-son
— 7 nights
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Zamami-son
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Miyakojima
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Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Tateyama and Mikurigaike Pond. The adventure continues: see human ingenuity at work at Kurobe Dam, go for a walk through Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), appreciate the views at Jigoku Valley, and cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi travel route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tateyama-machi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in October; daily highs in Tateyama-machi reach 21°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Kurobe Dam
Kurobe Dam
Mt. Tateyama ©
Mt. Tateyama
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond

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Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide, then explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, and then get outside with Shakotan Peninsula Blue Line (National Road Route 229). On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ogon Misaki, then get outside with Shimamu Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cape Kamui Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tateyama-machi to Shakotan-cho. While traveling from Tateyama-machi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Shakotan-cho, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shakotan Peninsula Blue Line (National Road Route 229)
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moerenuma Park and Mt. Yotei. Venture out of the city with trips to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho), Otaru (Otaru Aquarium, Otaru-shi General Museum, &more) and Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath (in Noboribetsu). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shinsennuma, walk around Nakajima Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum.

Start your trip to Sapporo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sapporo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Chitose, Hokkaido, Fukidashi Park, Silo Viewing Platform
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Moerenuma Park ©
Moerenuma Park
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shiretoko National Park and Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Shari-cho: Kanayama Waterfall (in Shibetsu-cho), Betsukai-cho (Narawara, Notsuke Peninsula, &more) and Rausu-cho (Seseki Fall & Shiretoko Highway). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Misaki, take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock, take in panoramic vistas at Yuhidai, and cruise along Shiretoko Pass.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho holiday site.

You can fly from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Betsukai-cho, Rausu-cho, Kanayama Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

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Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Mashu and Bihorotoge Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho), Abashiri (Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, Abashiri Prison Museum, &more) and Kaiyodai Observatory (in Nakashibetsu-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Onneto, enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu First Observatory, cruise along Koshimizu Pass, and take in the natural beauty of Lake Kussharo Sand Bath.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Teshikaga-cho day trip tool.

Drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Abashiri, Ashoro-cho, Bihoro-cho, Chimikeppu Lake, Kaminoko Pond
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond
Lake Onneto ©
Lake Onneto

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Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo and The Sand Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsue: Tottori Prefectural Museum (in Tottori), Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple (in Misasa-cho) and Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato (in Hoki-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hinomisaki Shrine.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip planner.

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Matsue by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Teshikaga-cho in October, expect Matsue to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Izumo, Tottori, Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art, Daisen
Highlights from your plan
The Sand Museum ©
The Sand Museum
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple
Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nabegataki Falls and Kusasenrigahama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Oka Castle Ruins (in Taketa), Harajiri Falls (in Bungoono) and Daikanbo (in Aso). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, make a trip to Shirakawa Springs, take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Matsue to Takachiho-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Oka Castle Ruins, Harajiri Falls, Mt. Aso, Tsujun Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Oko no Taki Fall and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land, kick your exploration up a notch at Canoppi, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, and get outside with Nagata Inakahama.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho vacation planning 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 a bit warmer nights when traveling from Takachiho-cho in October since evenings lows in Yakushima-cho dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Maeda. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Motobu-cho (Tropical Dream Center, Okichan Theater, &more), Toyosaki Kaihin Koen (in Tomigusuku) and Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park). There's lots more to do: get outside with Manza Beach, look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala, and get great views at Cape Hedo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Onna-son tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yakushima-cho in November: highs in Onna-son hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nanjo, Uruma, Kunigami-son, Itoman
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Aka Beach, kick back and relax at Nishibama Beach, then head outdoors with Furuzamami Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zamami-son trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Onna-son to Zamami-son takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Onna-son in November since evenings lows in Zamami-son dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kerama Islands
Highlights from your plan
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, head off the coast to Barasu Island, get outside with Hinai Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Komi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima vacation maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Iriomote-jima. November in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Banna Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kohama-jima (Hairumubushi Beach, Ubutaki Lookouts, &more) and Kuro-shima (Nakamoto Beach, Iko Pier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

Start your trip to Ishigaki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Kuro-shima
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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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 East Henna Cape and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima itinerary builder website.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In November in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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