60 days in Manila & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Manila & Japan Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
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Naha, Japan
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kagoshima, Japan
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Sapporo, Japan
— 5 nights

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Venture out of the city with trips to Villamor Golf Course (in Pasay), Makati (Greenbelt Mall & Ayala Triangle Gardens) and Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno (in Las Pinas). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll through Intramuros, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manila trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Manila is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time is 16 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in December, things will get much hotter in Manila: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Manila Ocean Park ©
Manila Ocean Park

5
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Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Ishigaki takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In December, Ishigaki is little chillier than Manila - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

5
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Naha, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi, Aiai Farm, &more), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Okichan Theater, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, get outside with Blue Sky, and appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Ishiji.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. December in Naha sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

3
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Nagasaki, Japan

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.
Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, head off the coast to Hashima Island, see the interesting displays at Dejima, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Naha in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Nagasaki: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Kagoshima, Japan

Kagoshima ©

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nihonichi no Kyoju Kamo no Okusu (in Aira), Sukimu Land (in Kobayashi) and Miyazaki (Haniwa Garden & Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Sengan-en, contemplate the waterfront views at Rokkannon Miike Pond, stroll around Tadamoto Park, and get impressive views of Sakurajima.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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Hiroshima, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

Plan a Hiroshima trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Mt. Kuma (in Bizen) and Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, stroll around Kunimi no Mori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji road trip tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Himeji sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aratama Valley (in Komatsu), Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and stop by Higashichaya Old Town.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanazawa attractions tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba), Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea) and Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Sapporo, Japan

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Noboribetsu Date Historic Village (in Noboribetsu), Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, get outside with Okurayama Lookout, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect nights in Sapporo to be a bit cooler, around -5°C, while days are much colder, around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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