60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 8 nights
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 9 nights
train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Sasebo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Amagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Sapporo
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Tel Aviv

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) (in Kamakura), Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu) and Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka). Have a day of magic on the 8th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo is 7 hours. In November, Tokyo is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kōtoku-in, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

8
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 Toba Aquarium and Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Ise Grand Shrine, Okage Yokocho, & more), Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & Nagashima Spa Land) and Mikimoto Pearl Island (in Toba). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Suzuka Circuit, take in nature's colorful creations at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Kuwana, Toba, Chubu Park, Hamanako Garden Park
Highlights from your plan
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

9
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.
Attractions like Nara Park and Hirakata Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Kasuga Grand Shrine). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Hirakata Park
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himeji day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Himeji are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Katsuragahama Beach (in Kure), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary tool .

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sasebo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Katsuragahama Beach, Kintaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Attractions like Huis Ten Bosch and Nagasaki Bio Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Sasebo: Nagasaki (Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, & more). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara and head off the coast to Kujuku Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sasebo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Hiroshima to Sasebo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Bio Park
Highlights from your plan
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Bio Park ©
Nagasaki Bio Park
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara ©
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara

6
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 enjoy Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Emerald Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Shurijo Castle (in Naha), Onna-son (Manza Beach, Cape Manzamo, & more) and Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, make a trip to Kouri Bridge, stroll through Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and kick back and relax at Sunset Beach.

Before you visit Motobu-cho, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Sasebo to Motobu-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Motobu-cho is a bit warmer than Sasebo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Shurijo Castle, Sunset Beach, Nirai Beach, Okuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Minna Beach ©
Minna Beach

2
nights
Amagasaki

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and SpaWorld. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Osaka Takoyaki Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amagasaki online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Motobu-cho to Amagasaki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in December: high temperatures in Amagasaki hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village and Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe), Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's still lots to do: stroll through Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and get great views at Mt. Moiwa.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amagasaki to Sapporo. Traveling from Amagasaki in December, expect nights in Sapporo to be little chillier, around -2°C, while days are cooler, around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Fukidashi Park, Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Bring the kids along to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Notojima Aquarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, & more) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, Wada House, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sapporo to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in December; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Notojima Aquarium, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Notojima Aquarium ©
Notojima Aquarium

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