60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 8 nights
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
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Ise
— 3 nights
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Hakuba-mura
— 4 nights
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Ito
— 8 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
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Onna-son
— 7 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 9 nights
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights

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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.
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Myoshinji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kyoto Botanical Garden and Ishibe Alley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Uji (Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan & Mimurotoji Temple) and Nara (Yoshikien, Daibutsuden, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), contemplate the long history of Honen-in, and get to know the fascinating history of Kiyamachi Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip app.

San Diego, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

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Yoshikien
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Gio-ji Temple
4.4
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Unryuin
4.8

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Nachi Forest, take a peaceful walk through Nachi Primeval Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ota Town Ishigaki Memorial Hall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kajitorizaki, see the interesting displays at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, then head outdoors with Kujirahama Beach, then head off the coast to Kinomatsushima Island, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Nachikatsura-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

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Religious Site
Fudarakusanji Temple
2.8

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naiku Kaguraden and Anorisaki Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Mt. Asama and Isuzugawa. Explore Ise's surroundings by going to Shima (Iseshima Summit Memorial Museum Samieru & Ichigo Beach) and Toba (Uramuracho & Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazenomiya, step into the grandiose world of Tamaru Castle Ruin, and contemplate the long history of Former Toyomiyazaki Library.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ise trip planning app.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Ise sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Hakuba-mura.

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Religious Site
Takanomiya
4.1
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Mt. Asama
4.2

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Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matsushiro and Sanada House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Shirouma and Oyama Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakuba-mura: Nagano (Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima, Sanada Treasure Museum, &more), Otari-mura (Hakubaoike & Ushikata Inn) and Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd. (in Tateyama-machi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Okukane-Kyo Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount. Tsurugi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wadano no Mori Church, and hike along Happo-one Nature Study Course.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ise to Hakuba-mura in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ise in April since evenings lows in Hakuba-mura dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Ito.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

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Mountain
Mount. Tsurugi
4.9
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Historic Site
Matsushiro
4.2
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Historic Site
Oyama Shrine
4.3

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Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Get some cultural insight at Shirahama Jinja Shrine and Sasuke Inari Shrine. Step out of the city life by going to Iritahama Beach and Momiji Tunnel. Get out of town with these interesting Ito side-trips: Kamakura (Sugimotodera Temple, Kakuonji Temple, &more), Shimoda (Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan & Kisami Ohama Beach) and Minamiizu-cho (Minamiizu Aloe Center & Hino Broccolini Garden). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Inatori Hosono Kogen, don't miss a visit to Hashidate Tsuribashi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kintoki, and stroll around Izu Oceanic Park Diving Center - I.O.P..

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ito journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Ito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in April, Ito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ito

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Aso Mizuki Meguri and Kaguraden will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Kuju Highland and Kushifuru Shrine. Explore Takachiho-cho's surroundings by going to Kokonoe-machi (Mt. Mimata & Tadewara Wetlands), Mt. Kuju (in Taketa) and Aso (Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine & Aso Panorama Line). The adventure continues: tour the old-fashioned way with Takachiho Amaterasu Railway, see the interesting displays at Aso Highland Museum Park, identify plant and animal life at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aratate Shrine.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Getting from Ito to Takachiho-cho by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Takachiho-cho when traveling from Ito in April, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

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Religious Site
Aratate Shrine
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Religious Site
Kaguraden
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Mountain
Mt. Kuju
4.7

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and Yakushima Shrine. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Isso Beach and Tashiro Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Okinasugi, make a trip to Yahazu Cape, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mocchomudake.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yakushima-cho, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

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Beach
Isso Beach
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Tachudake
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Mt. Mocchomudake
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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Appreciate the collections at Oceanic Culture Museum and JAXA Okinawa Tracking and Communication Station. Get some cultural insight at Urasoe Castle Ruins and Onnason Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Ginowan (Tropical Beach & Sakima Art Museum), Minatogawa Stateside Town (in Urasoe) and Motobu-cho (Minna Beach, Anchihama, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Sunabe No.1, and take advantage of the amenities at Busena Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Onna-son trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Yakushima-cho in May, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

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Kouri Beach
4.3
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Sun Marina Beach
4.3
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Minna Beach
4.5

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinaisara Falls and Funauki Village. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wasurenaishi and Residence of Niimori. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, get outside with Haemida Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the sheer force of Mariudo Fall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Iriomote-jima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima takes 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Onna-son in May since evenings lows in Iriomote-jima dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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Pinaisara Falls
4.8
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Funauki Village
4.9
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Todomari Beach
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Island Countryside Settlement and Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi. We've included these beaches for you: Hairumubushi Beach and Shiraho Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuro-shima (Iko Pier, Nakamoto Beach, &more) and Kohama-jima (Kohama Island Information Center, West Ufudaki Lookout, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Ishigaki Church, enjoy the sea views from Kannonzaki Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip builder tool.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Uibya Mountain Site. Nudokubiabu and Tomori no Amai will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Nagamahama Beach Coast, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, identify plant and animal life at Miyakojima Diving Shop Guide-Ya-San, and don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Yabiji
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