60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 9 nights
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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Sasebo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Ishigaki
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 6 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Fujiyoshida (Onshirin Garden & Shinsekai Kanpai Street), Fujinomiya (Kengamine, Waketamaike Spring, &more) and Hakone Skyline (in Gotemba). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, take in the dramatic natural features at Jurigi Highlands, take in the pleasant sights at Hirano Lake Shore, and explore the stunning scenery at Keigashima Canyon.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi sightseeing planner.

Findon, UK to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fujikawaguchiko-machi when traveling from Findon in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Meiji Jingu Shrine and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June: highs in Tokyo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 7 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kids will enjoy Takayama Jinya and Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan). Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan) and Hida Takayama Museum of Art (in Takayama). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. June in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 9 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.
Family-friendly places like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji will thrill your kids. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto route planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Himeji Castle and Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi), Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Suma Beach, &more) and Okayama (Nanaku Strawberry Farm & Okayama Korakuen Garden). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji online route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 6 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Imabari (Mt. Kiro Observatory Park & Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge), Onomichi (Tatara Bridge & Ikuchijima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, get outside with Mt.Noro, and step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Sasebo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sasebo

— 4 nights
With its U.S. Navy base, Sasebo has certainly developed pockets with an international feel: in downtown, often known as Sailor Town, you'll happen upon a number of eateries serving American-style hamburgers.
Family-friendly places like Huis Ten Bosch and Mt. Inasa will thrill your kids. Explore Sasebo's surroundings by going to Yokan Museum (in Ogi), Hataman (in Imari) and Chimachibo Park (in Takeo). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Meganeiwa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sasebo trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Sasebo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Sasebo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Motobu-cho

— 6 nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Nago (Nago citizen Beach & Fukugawa Falls), Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, Nirai Beach, &more) and Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market, Cape Manzamo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, stroll through Minna Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth.

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You can fly from Sasebo to Motobu-cho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 8 nights
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.
Attractions like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kabira Bay make great kid-friendly stops. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and stroll through Sukuji Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip planning tool.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.