60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 7 nights
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Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Nikko
— 7 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip app.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

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Must see
Kinkaku-ji
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Hiroshima

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 some historical perspective at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Matsuyama Castle. Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Step out of Hiroshima to go to Matsuyama and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 3 hours away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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Nagasaki

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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Inasa and Hashima Island. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, don't miss a visit to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, and walk around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

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Mountain
Mt. Inasa
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Garden
Glover Garden
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Naha

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.
Relax by the water at Aharen Beach and Furuzamami Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shurijo Castle and Tamaudun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Yomitan-son (Nirai Beach & Yachimun no Sato), Onna-son (Manza Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground (in Ikei-jima). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Naminoue Beach, kick back and relax at Tropical Beach, stop by Tomarin, and enjoy breathtaking views from Naha Airport Observation Deck.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naha tour builder app.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagasaki in November, with highs in Naha at 29°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Castle
Shurijo Castle
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Beach
Aharen Beach
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Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taketomi-jima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Naha to Taketomi-jima takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Taketomi-jima can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Beach
Kondoi Beach
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Beach
Kaiji 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach. Visiting Fusaki Beach and Pinaisara Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Hoshisuna Beach in Iriomote-jima--about 3h 30 min away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

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

You can ride a ferry from Taketomi-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Yonehara Beach
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Beach
Sukuji Beach
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Water Body
Kabira Bay
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Yonaha Maehama Beach and Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach. Relax by the water at Aragusuku Beach and Painagama Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, and enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In November in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Visit Imperial Palace and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, shop like a local with Ginza, visit Asakusa, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 6 hours. While traveling from Miyakojima, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

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Neighborhood
Ginza
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Nikko Tosho-gu and Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Taiyuimbyo Shrine and Kanaya Hotel History House are in your itinerary. Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Nasu Garden Outlet (in Nasushiobara) and Fukuroda Falls (in Daigo-machi). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Oze National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, take in the views from Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge), and enjoy breathtaking views from Akechidaira Observation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nikko road trip app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Nikko are little chillier (11°C), and nights are a bit warmer (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Waterfall
Kegon Falls
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Religious Site
Nikko Tosho-gu
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Historic Site
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then fly down the slopes at Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi road trip planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Yamanouchi-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nikko in December, with highs in Yamanouchi-machi at 7°C and lows at 0°C. You will leave for Sapporo on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sapporo

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jigokudani and Mt. Moiwa. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place & Niseko Hanazono Resort), Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, wander the streets of Susukino, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area.

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Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in December, you will find days in Sapporo are little chillier (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
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