60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: General Santos, Mindanao
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sapporo
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
7
Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Amagasaki
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Motobu-cho
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: General Santos, Mindanao

6
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Family-friendly places like Hakone Kowakien Yunessun and Omuro Mountain Lift will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida) and Atami (Atami Sun Beach & Kiunkaku). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi tour planning tool .

General Santos, Philippines to Hakone-machi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. When traveling from General Santos in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Atami, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Fuji-Q Highland, Mount Fuji, Omuro Mountain Lift
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland

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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu--about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Odaiba, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tokyo Sea Life Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

7
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kids will enjoy Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Notojima Aquarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Tateyama-machi (Mikurigaike Pond & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route), Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Sanmachi Suji, & more) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Gokayama, steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanazawa fast, fun, and easy.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama-machi, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gokayama
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Notojima Aquarium ©
Notojima Aquarium

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.
Kids will enjoy Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Odori Park, hit the slopes at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Kanazawa to Sapporo by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, things will get little chillier in Sapporo: highs are around 6°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Hiroshima by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Sapporo in November, you will find days in Hiroshima are much hotter (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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
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.
Attractions like Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park and Awaji Hanasajiki make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Awaji Highway Oasis (in Awaji) and Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Awaji, Kobe
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park ©
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Nara Park and Toei Kyoto Studio Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online visit planner .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Amagasaki

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get in on the family fun at SpaWorld, make a trip to Kuchu Teien Observatory, and examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amagasaki vacation planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Amagasaki in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Amagasaki can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Theme Parks Baths Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

10
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.
Attractions like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Okuma Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Kariyushi Beach, Manza Beach, & more), Nago (Nago citizen Beach, Busena Beach, & more) and Shurijo Castle (in Naha). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, stroll through Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground, don't miss a visit to Kouri Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Minnajima Island.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amagasaki to Motobu-cho. Traveling from Amagasaki in December, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nago, Onna-son, Nirai Beach, Kouri Ohashi, Shurijo Castle
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

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