60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Fuji
— 4 nights
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Atami
— 2 nights
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Odawara
— 3 nights
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Hiratsuka
— 6 nights
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Fujisawa
— 4 nights
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Hachioji
— 6 nights
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Chichibu
— 6 nights
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Kanna-machi
— 2 nights
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Kanra-machi
— 1 night
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Okutama-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Osaka

— 6 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Koko-en. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Mt. Koya, &more), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Shoshazan Engyoji) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Tobita Shinchi, walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Osaka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Osaka is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in April: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Yodo River Park Sewaritei District (in Yawata) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Fuji

— 4 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Fuji and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fuji: Fujinomiya (Fujinomiya Route, Kusushi Shrine, &more), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Mishima Taisha (in Mishima). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, visit Fujikawa Parking Downline, walk around Iwamotoyama Park, and stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fuji attractions planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Fuji by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Fuji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Atami.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atami

— 2 nights
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomiya Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, and then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally step into the grandiose world of Kazurayama Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Atami online vacation planner.

Drive from Fuji to Atami in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fuji in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Atami: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Odawara.

Things to do in Atami

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Odawara

— 3 nights
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
Family-friendly places like Odawara Castle Tenshukaku and Fureai Pool Tamaho will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odawara: Gotemba (Gotenba Onsen Kaikan, Fuji Bussharito Heiwa Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Odawara Castle, see the interesting displays at Matsunaga Memorial, explore the world behind art at Enoura Observatory, and stroll around Odawara Wanpaku Land.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Odawara online road trip planner.

Odawara is just a short distance from Atami. In April, daytime highs in Odawara are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiratsuka.

Things to do in Odawara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Hiratsuka

— 6 nights
Hiratsuka is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 257,877, with 109,020 households, and a population density of 3,800 persons per km². Kids will appreciate attractions like Hiratsuka Museum of Art and Mt. Kobo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiratsuka: Isehara (Oyama Afuri Shrine & Oyama Temple) and Yabitsu Pass (in Hadano). There's much more to do: walk around Syonandaira (Komayama Park), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hiratsuka Hachimanguu Shrine, indulge your taste buds at Asatsuyu Hiroba, and stop by Hasekin, Honten.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hiratsuka online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Odawara to Hiratsuka in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Hiratsuka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fujisawa.

Things to do in Hiratsuka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fujisawa

— 4 nights
Situated on Kanagawa's Sagami Bay, the city of Fujisawa serves as the gateway to beaches on the small island of Enoshima, as well as the sandy coast and temples of nearby Kamakura.
Attractions like Kōtoku-in and Enoshima Island make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi), Mt. Miura Fuji (in Yokosuka) and Kurosakinohana (in Miura). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Engaku-ji Temple, take some stellar pictures from Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway, and trek along Kamakura Hiking Trails.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fujisawa vacation planning app.

Fujisawa is just a short distance from Hiratsuka. In May, daytime highs in Fujisawa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hachioji.

Things to do in Fujisawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hachioji

— 6 nights
The city of Hachioji, nestled in Western Tokyo's Okutama mountain range, draws visitors with its location, flanked by mountains on three sides and providing easy access to hiking trails.
Family-friendly places like Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land and Sagamihara City Hall Sakura Street will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hachioji: Saitama Children Zoo (in Higashimatsuyama), Ome (Rock Garden & Shiofune Kannon Temple) and Minamisawa Ajisaiyama (in Akiruno). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, don't miss a visit to Jiun-ji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nōnin-ji Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Fujisawa to Hachioji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hachioji are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichibu.

Things to do in Hachioji

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 6 nights
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
Bring the kids along to Kezoji Amusement Park and Monomiyama Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichibu: Ashikaga (JA Ashikaga Agriland Co., Ltd., Ashikaga Flower Park, &more), Nagatoro-machi (Hodosan, Katakurino Sato, &more) and Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park (in Namegawa-machi). There's still lots to do: walk around Hitsujiyama Park, don't miss a visit to Zukyosan Shimabuji Temple, get outside with Forest Adventure Chichibu, and see the interesting displays at Chichibu Meisen Silk Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chichibu trip planner.

You can drive from Hachioji to Chichibu in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hachioji in May since evenings lows in Chichibu dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kanna-machi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kanna-machi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kannamachi Dinosaurs Center, then get outside with Semi no Keikoku, then take in the dramatic scenery at Marugami Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Mambanosato. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Shiromizu no Taki Fall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannon-in Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hebikami, then stop by Yamaki Brewery, and finally delve into the distant past at Fossil with Footprints of Dinosaur.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanna-machi travel route planner.

You can drive from Chichibu to Kanna-machi in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kanna-machi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kanra-machi.

Things to do in Kanna-machi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Kanra-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Matsuura Mansion, make a trip to Rakusanen, take in the exciting artwork at Nagaoka Kesaichi Memorial Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Kanra Town History and Folklore Museum, then see the interesting displays at Konnyaku Park, and finally look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Kanara.

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You can drive from Kanna-machi to Kanra-machi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Okutama-machi.

Things to do in Kanra-machi

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Okutama-machi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Shiromaru Chosei-chi Dam, then get curious at Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Okuhikawa Shrine, and finally get a new perspective on things with Andrey Surcek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Otamba River International Niji-masu Fishing Spot, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bonoore, hike along America Camp Village, get to know the fascinating history of Okutama Mukashi Michi Old Path, then go for a walk through Hikawa Valley, and finally snap pictures at Hikawako Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Okutama-machi road trip planning site.

Getting from Kanra-machi to Okutama-machi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Okutama-machi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Okutama-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 9 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) as well as Japanese Home Cooking Class Yurico. Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Ikspiari). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Akihabara, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Okutama-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.