60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Okinawa
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 10 nights
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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast, and head off the coast to Ogami Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Miyakojima is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Miyakojima, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Head to Pinion Direct Shop and Nei Museum of Artfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, trek along Nosoko Forest Road, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5
Kabira Bay ©
Water Body
Kabira Bay
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
5.0

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Amitori Asaba will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, stroll through Funauki Village, and identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region.

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Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. April in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Waterfall
Pinaisara Falls
4.8
Funauki Village ©
Wildlife Area
Funauki Village
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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sesoko Labyrinth, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Manza Dream Hole, and then ride a horse along Iejima Beach Side Horse Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Motobu-cho takes 8 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Motobu-cho, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9

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Naha

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Gahi Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Hanari Island), Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son) and Zamami-son (Gahijima Sand Dune, Aka Island, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Clara Church, and get outside with Blue Sky.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naha road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cape Manzamo ©
Geologic Formation
Cape Manzamo
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Shurijo Castle ©
Castle
Shurijo Castle
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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5
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Nagasaki

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.
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Noguchi Yataro Memorial Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokan Museum (in Ogi), Genemongama Aritakamamoto (in Arita-cho) and Sasebo (Mt. Yumihari & Mukyudo). There's much more to do: stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yutoku Inari Shrine, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nagasaki trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, Nagasaki is slightly colder than Naha - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Garden
Glover Garden
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5
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Visit Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Hatsukaichi (Misen Wild Woods, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip builder app.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dotombori District and Mt. Koya. Visiting Nara Park and Katsuragi Highlands will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Nara (Kasugayama, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Kodai-in Temple). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Himeji Castle ©
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Himeji Castle
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Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
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Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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 Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Arashiyama. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Byodoin (in Uji), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Muko City Cultural Museum (in Muko). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation website.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kinkaku-ji ©
Must see
Kinkaku-ji
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Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya City Science Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ise Grand Shrine and Okageza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Mt. Miyaji (in Toyokawa), Nakasendo Magome-juku (in Nakatsugawa) and Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Yamazaki River, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, view the masterpieces at Gyaruri Momogusa, and head off the coast to Mikimoto Pearl Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for little chillier days in Nagoya, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Hiking Trail
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Senso-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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