60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 7 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
4
Naha
— 7 nights
5
Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
8
Tokyo
— 9 nights
9
Nikko
— 7 nights
10
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
11
Sapporo
— 7 nights

7
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 3:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Thermal Spas & Matsuyama Castle). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip builder.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glover Garden and Suwa Shrine. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Inasa and Hashima Island. When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Dejima, take in the views from Megane Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ryoma Sakamoto's Boots.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Shurijo Castle and Tamaudun. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Furuzamami Beach and Nirai Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground (in Ikei-jima), Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son) and Onna-son (Manza Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Sunset Beach, stop by Yachimun no Sato, kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fukushu-en Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naha trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in March; daily highs in Naha reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Yomitan-son, Sunset Beach, Aharen Beach, Furuzamami Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 19:
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sat), get outside with Kaiji Beach and then get outside with Kondoi Beach.

Make your Taketomi-jima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Naha to Taketomi-jima takes 4 hours. March in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kabira Bay and Sukuji Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Fusaki Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Iriomote-jima (Hoshisuna Beach & Pinaisara Falls). It doesn't end there: visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

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

Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Iriomote-jima
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Irabu-jima Island. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: stop by Odaiba District, relax and rejuvenate at NATURE Daikanyama, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and take a stroll through Asakusa.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 6 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 8:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

7
nights
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 Futarasan jinja will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nikko National Park and Kegon Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Sano Premium Outlet (in Sano), Nasu Garden Outlet (in Nasushiobara) and Ashikaga Flower Park (in Ashikaga). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, browse the handmade items at Kousyuuya, get engrossed in the history at Kanaya Hotel History House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nikko route maker app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nikko: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Sano Premium Outlet, Nikko National Park, Nasu Garden Outlet, Ouchijuku
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:
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Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get your bearings at Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally examine the collection at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi trip maker site.

You can drive from Nikko to Yamanouchi-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nikko in April, plan for little chillier nights in Yamanouchi-machi, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Onsen Resorts

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Sapporo Clock Tower. Shop till you drop at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Kakizaki Shoten), Royce' Chocolate World (in Chitose) and Otaru (Otaru Wine Gallery, Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in April, with highs in Sapporo at 9°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Yoichi-cho, Royce' Chocolate World
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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