60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 7 nights
4
Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
5
Yoron-cho
— 4 nights
6
Setouchi-cho
— 3 nights
7
Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
8
Toyooka
— 4 nights
9
Kyoto
— 6 nights
10
Hakodate
— 5 nights
11
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
12
Kanazawa
— 3 nights

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ueno District and Tokyo National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamogawa Sea World (in Kamogawa) and Oki no Shima (in Tateyama). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip builder.

Erbil, Iraq to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Erbil in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamogawa Sea World, Oki no Shima
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Island Countryside Settlement and Torinji Temple will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Kondoi Beach and Yara Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach, Nakamoto Beach, &more), Hateruma-jima (Pemuchi Beach & Nishihama Beach) and Todomari Beach (in Iriomote-jima). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Kannonzaki Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary site.

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Hateruma-jima, Yara Beach, Kondoi Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

7
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Sabautsuga. Relax by the water at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

3
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatenohama and Ala Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eef Beach and Ohara Shinri Beach. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Hiyajo Banta, see the interesting displays at Kumejima Hotaru Kan, take a memorable drive along Tsumugi Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Kumejima Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho day trip planning site.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kumejima-cho are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Eef Beach ©
Eef Beach
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin ©
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin

4
nights
Yoron-cho

Yoron-cho ©
Get some historical perspective at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Yoron Ethnic Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paradise Beach and Udonosu Beach. When in Yoron-cho, make a side trip to see Minna Beach in Motobu-cho, approximately Motobu-cho away.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yoron-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Kumejima-cho to Yoron-cho in 9 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Setouchi-cho.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Minna Beach, Nakijin Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Yurigahama ©
Yurigahama
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Setouchi-cho

Setouchi-cho
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Honohoshi Beach and Dokuhama Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Former Military Ammunition Warehouse and Ankyaba Battle Site Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Setouchi-cho trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yoron-cho to Setouchi-cho by car takes about 9 hours. In November, daytime highs in Setouchi-cho are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Setouchi-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

4
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Relax by the water at Nagata Inakahama and Harutahama Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Jōmon Sugi. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, explore the ancient world of Ruins of Kosugidani Village, get outside with Isso Beach, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho vacation site.

Getting from Setouchi-cho to Yakushima-cho by car takes about 21 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Setouchi-cho in November, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Harutahama Beach ©
Harutahama Beach

4
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Takeda Castle Ruins and Street of Kinosaki Onsen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ine no Funaya and Takeno Coast. Venture out of the city with trips to Onsen Resorts (in Shinonsen-cho), Mikobata Senkojo Mine (in Asago) and Uradome Coast (in Iwami-cho). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kotobikihama, enjoy the sea views from Kyogamisaki (Kyogamisaki Lighthouse), contemplate the long history of Jinpu-kaku Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izushi Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Toyooka trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Toyooka in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November, Toyooka is little chillier than Yakushima-cho - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kyotango, Asago, Ine-cho, Tottori, Nariaiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Relax by the water at Kehi no Matsubara and Tanoura Beach. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Minami (Namba) in Namba--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Toyooka to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsuruga, Minami (Namba)
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Trappist Monasteries and Motomachi. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward and Onsen Resorts. Venture out of the city with trips to Denshin Beach (in Muroran), Shiriyazaki (in Higashidori-mura) and Igamasaki (in Imabetsu-machi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, take an in-depth tour of Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, contemplate the long history of Kyu Soma-tei, and try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Hakodate takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in December, expect Hakodate to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Trappist Monasteries, Denshin Beach, Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple, Shiriyazaki, Igamasaki
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matsumoto Castle and Zenko-ji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kaichi Gakko Primary School and Sanmachi Suji. Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Matsushiro (in Nagano) and Takayama (Hirayu Fall, Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, and get outside with Hanakomichi.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip planner.

Fly from Hakodate to Matsumoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in December, you will find days in Matsumoto are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Nagano
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School
Onsen Resorts

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Kanda house. Natadera Temple and Ainokura Gassho Community will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama), Korogi Bridge (in Kaga) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Maruoka Castle and take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in December, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Maruoka Castle, Korogi Bridge, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Maruoka Castle ©
Maruoka Castle
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

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