60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Fukuoka
— 7 nights
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Naruto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Hirosaki
— 6 nights
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yatsuo no Machinami and Takidanji Temple. We've included these beaches for you: Kotogahama Beach and Gongenmori Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (in Toyama), Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple (in Nanto) and Motorcar Museum of Japan (in Komatsu). There's much more to do: stroll around Kanazawa Castle Park, get curious at Cosmo Isle Hakui, take an in-depth tour of Old Site of Takada Family in Kaga-han, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamaji Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Kanazawa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kanazawa. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Kanazawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
IN KANAZAWA HOUSE ©
IN KANAZAWA HOUSE
Motorcar Museum of Japan ©
Motorcar Museum of Japan

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Doganji Kannondo and Seinan Sumiyagura are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum and Ama Shippoyaki Art Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagahama (Kinomotojuku & Shakudoji Temple), Nagoya City Tram & Subway Museum (in Nisshin) and Daijuji Temple (in Okazaki). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Nagoya City Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takamu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Yokoyama Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ruins of Sawayamajo Castle.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

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Doganji Kannondo ©
Doganji Kannondo
Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank ©
Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum ©
Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Friendship Adventures and Street Kart Kyoto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Myoshinji Temple and Sagawa Art Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Otsu (Nango Suisan Center & Anyo Temple / Tachikikannon) and Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple (in Kyotanabe). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shisendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Koryu-ji Temple, stroll through Konchi-in, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine ©
Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Myoshinji Temple ©
Myoshinji Temple

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Museum of Art, Osaka and Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tachibana-dera Temple and Modern Transportation Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Asuka-mura (Asuka-dera Temple & Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata), Imanishike Residence (in Kashihara) and Ruins of Takatori Castle (in Takatori-cho). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, see the top attractions with Photoguider-Japan, don't miss a visit to Nishinokyo District, and admire the natural beauty at Sakuya Konohanakan.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asuka-dera Temple ©
Asuka-dera Temple
Ruins of Takatori Castle ©
Ruins of Takatori Castle
Tachibana-dera Temple ©
Tachibana-dera Temple

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Peace Flame and Former Naval Academy will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Motoyasu River and Asebi Walking Areas. Venture out of the city with trips to Onomichi (Ikuchi Bridge, Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, &more), Hatsukaichi (Misen Wild Woods, Daiganji Temple, &more) and Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park (in Imabari). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mazda Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido, and snap pictures at Aioi Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

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Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Mazda Museum ©
Mazda Museum

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tsutsukihama Beach and Ohama Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Ito Denemon House and The remians of Iwaya Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Nyoirinji Temple (in Ogori), Soeda-machi (Hikosan Shrine, Hoheiden, &more) and Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum (in Chikuzen-machi). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Miyajihama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, see the interesting displays at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, and get outside with Fukuma Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka travel route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Naruto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jotenji Temple ©
Jotenji Temple
The remians of Iwaya Castle ©
The remians of Iwaya Castle
Nyoirinji Temple ©
Nyoirinji Temple

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Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bando Prisoner of War Camp, get engrossed in the history at Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall, then kick back and relax at Tsukimigaoka Seaside Park, then head outdoors with Komatsu Beach, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Naruto planner.

Fly from Fukuoka to Naruto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Fukuoka in October, plan for slightly colder days in Naruto, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naruto

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bando Prisoner of War Camp ©
Bando Prisoner of War Camp
Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall ©
Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya and Okitsu Beach. Let the collections at Fire Museum and Nissan Crossing capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Nipponmaru Memorial Park (in Minatomirai), Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course (in Hachioji) and Katsuura (Ubara Risokyo & Ubara Beach). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hozomon, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, and get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Naruto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naruto in October since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya ©
Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum

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Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Appreciate the collections at Hakka Pass Observatory and Takaoka no Mori Historical Museum of Hirosaki Clan. Escape the urban bustle at Shirakami Sanchi and Itomuka no Irie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hirosaki: Ajiga Sawa Sumo Museum Mainoumi Furusato Sajiki (in Ajigasawa-machi), Jogakura Bridge (in Aomori) and Towada (Deai-bashi Bridge, Ashura no Nagare, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at United Church of Christ in Japan Hirosaki Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Choshoji Temple, and make a trip to Nakacho Traditional Samurai House Preservation Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hirosaki trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hirosaki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Hirosaki hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple
Towada Shrine ©
Towada Shrine
Former Umeda Family Residence ©
Former Umeda Family Residence

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Step out of the city life by going to Onuma Lake and Nagareyama Camping Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trappist Monasteries and Yafurai Tenmangu. Venture out of the city with trips to Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Konbukan & Onuma Quasi-National Park). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru, contemplate the long history of Old Kaitaku Hakodate Shicho Shosekiko, catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yukura Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Hirosaki to Hakodate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Hakodate are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Yafurai Tenmangu ©
Yafurai Tenmangu

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shinsennuma and Lake Jozan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nishino Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Asahikawa (Ayako Miura Literature Museum, Asahikawashi Museum, &more), Otaru (Ishihara Yujiro Memorial, Taishougarasu Museum, &more) and Niseko Photography & Guiding (in Kutchan-cho). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Teine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiroishi Shrine, and examine the collection at Yanaga Hokkaido Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in November, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Niseko Photography & Guiding ©
Niseko Photography & Guiding

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