60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + train + bus:  10​h
1
Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sapporo
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Asahikawa
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Nikko
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Nagoya
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
9
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

5
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Okichan Theater. Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son), Onna-son (Manza Dream Hole, Diamond Beach, & more) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kadena-cho). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth, enjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama, identify plant and animal life at USS Emmons, and step off the mainland to explore Minnajima Island.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Motobu-cho is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Motobu-cho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Motobu-cho are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nago, Nakijin-son, Kayaking & Canoeing, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Family-friendly places like Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Tojinbo Cliff (in Sakai), Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Mt. Tateyama) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner .

Getting from Motobu-cho to Kanazawa by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in December: highs in Kanazawa hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Tojinbo Cliff
Highlights from your plan

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.
Family-friendly places like Noboribetsu Date Historic Village and Shiroi Koibito Park will thrill your kids. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Jigokudani, & more) and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and hike along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kanazawa in December: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 0°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

5
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Kurodake (in Daisetsuzan National Park), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan, Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, & more) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Canmore Ski Village). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, head outdoors with Uryunuma Moor, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond.

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You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Asahikawa are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamikawa-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Hokkaido, Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

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Traveling by flight from Asahikawa to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, you will find days in Tokyo are much hotter (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

5
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Forespa Daigo and Sakana to Mori no Kansatsuen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Nasushiobara (Ryushun Fall & Sanbon Yaridake Moutain), Nasu Nature Study Paths (in Nasu-machi) and Tennozakura (in Katashina-mura). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Nikko National Park, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, grab your bike and head to MTB Japan Adventure Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nikko journey site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Nikko, with highs around 11°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nasushiobara, Minakami-machi, Tennozakura, Nikko National Park, Forespa Daigo
Highlights from your plan
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

5
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Attractions like Hakone Kowakien Yunessun and Fuji-Q Highland make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura), Susono Fishing Park (in Susono) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and stroll through Lake Kawaguchi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planning website .

Getting from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. January in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mt. Ishiwari, Fuji-Q Highland, Mount Fuji, Matsumoto Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and Hotel Shima Spain Mura. Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi), Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island & Toba Aquarium) and Ise (Ise Grand Shrine, Okage Yokocho, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, get to know the resident critters at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya road trip planning site .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Nagoya sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Hotel Shima Spain Mura, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Chubu Park
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Hotel Shima Spain Mura ©
Hotel Shima Spain Mura

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Daimon-ji Temple (in Ibaraki), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en Garden) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, walk around Yodoryokuchi Park, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji, Daimon-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more), Yamato Museum (in Kure) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima attractions site .

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art, Yamato Museum, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

6
nights
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Yonehara Beach. Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in January, expect Ishigaki to be much hotter, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kondoi Beach, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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