60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Seoul
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Naha
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Himeji
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Taipei

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, walk around Banna Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder tool.

Seoul, South Korea to Ishigaki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seoul in January; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

4
nights
Motobu-cho

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Motobu-cho: Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son), Kouri Island (in Miyakojima) and Izena-son (Shirasagi Lookout & Mt. Izena Forest Park). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park, take in the awesome beauty at Daisekirinzan, and go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Motobu-cho, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Izena-son, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Noho Ohashi, Kouri Island
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

5
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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: Heiwa no Ishiji (in Itoman), Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, Sefa-Utaki, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, identify plant and animal life at Toma, steep yourself in history at Katsuren Castle Ruins, and get outside with Blue Sky.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in January, Naha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Onna-son, Haebaru Town Museum, Toma, Heiwa no Ishiji
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari) and Onyoku Museum (in Saikai). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden, take in the views from Megane Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

Plan trip to Nagasaki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Naha in January: highs in Nagasaki hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sasebo, Onyoku Museum
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho) and Hatsukaichi (Paddle Park, Miyajima, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima visit planning app.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mizuho Highland, Kintaikyo Bridge, Kosanji Temple
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takamatsu: Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office) and Kyu Zentsujikaikosya (in Zentsuji). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ritsurin Garden, take some stellar pictures from Befukyo Canyon, take a peaceful walk through Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Takamatsu trip app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Takamatsu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kotohira-cho, Zuiganji Temple, Befukyo Canyon, Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

4
nights
Himeji

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area (in Yabu), Asago (Takeda Teramachi Street & Awaga Shrine) and Tottori Sand Dunes (in Tottori). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Himeji Castle, walk around Kunimi no Mori Park, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Himeji fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Himeji takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Asago, Bizen, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area, Kunimi no Mori Park
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

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Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Mt. Mano (in Shizuoka) and Reijin Brewery (in Suwa). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi driving holiday app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in February, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Izu, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mt. Mano, Matsumoto Castle
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sairin-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip maker website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Sairin-ji Temple, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Ski Jam Katsuyama
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and trek along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning app.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in March; daily highs in Sapporo reach 1°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Otaru Canal, Jigokudani, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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