60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Naha
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
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Fukuoka
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Yasugi
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Takayama
— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
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Naha

— 4 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Let the collections at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Sakima Art Museum (in Ginowan), Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo) and Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park & Himeyuri Peace Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Prefectural Archives, have some family-friendly fun at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, and examine the collection at Tsushimamaru Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naha travel itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Naha is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Lahore in January, Naha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagasaki

— 5 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 26 Martyrs Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nagasaki side-trips: Kuchinotsu Folk History Museum (in Minamishimabara), Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mikawachiyaki Museum) and Kakiemon Pottery Museum (in Arita-cho). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Glover Garden, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and contemplate the long history of Togo Nakaoyama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nagasaki online trip builder.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Naha in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagasaki, with highs around 11°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 6 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more), Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum (in Chikuzen-machi) and Ozuka Ancient Burial Mound Museum (in Keisen-machi). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Munakata Shrine, examine the collection at Tenryo Hinagoten, and take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

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Drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery (in Imabari). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and get engrossed in the history at Kaiten Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima sightseeing planning website.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Yasugi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Yasugi

— 2 nights
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City, examine the collection at Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan, then examine the collection at Unshu Soroban Traditional Industry Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, then admire the masterpieces at Adachi Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Wako Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yasugi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hiroshima to Yasugi in 3 hours. In February in Yasugi, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yasugi

Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Hosomi Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip app.

You can drive from Yasugi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 6 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll explore and learn at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Okageza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Kamiya Art Museum (in Handa), Nagakute (Meito Art Museum & Ai Chikyuhaku Kinenkan) and Toba Aquarium (in Toba). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Saiku Histrical Museum, contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, and make a trip to The Museum Meijimura.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nagoya day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for slightly colder days in Nagoya, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 6 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Appreciate the collections at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and Hokugin Galerie Millet. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Kaga (Kutaniyaki Art Museum, Kyuya Fukada Yama no Bunkakan, &more), Katsuyama (Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum & Hataya Memorial Hall Yumeole Katsuyama) and Toyama (Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design & Rakusuitei Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, Kanazawa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Takayama

— 5 nights
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
You'll explore and learn at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan). Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura), Matsumoto (Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto Castle, &more) and Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Takayama trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakone-machi

— 6 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg. & Lake Kawaguchi), Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba) and Fujiyoshida (Arakurayama Sengen Park & Chureito Pagoda). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Takayama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and admire the striking features of Imperial Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.