60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h
4
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
5
Takachiho-cho
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Takayama
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Hirosaki
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
10
Hakodate
— 6 nights
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
11
Shari-cho
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
12
Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
Onna-son
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
14
Okinawa City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tokyo

1
night
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.
For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toIshigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nakamoto Beach and Sunset Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore MInsah Kogei Museum and Ishigakijima Observatory. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken, look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and examine the collection at Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Tokyo in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nakamoto Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken ©
Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Wasurenaishi and Residence of Niimori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Shirahama Port and Nara no Taki Falls. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, and explore and take pictures at Utara Tanko.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. July in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port
Wasurenaishi ©
Wasurenaishi

5
nights
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 Underground Dam Museum and Miyakojima City Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Ikizu Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, head outdoors with Sea Sky Hakuai, and explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima vacation site .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Takachiho Museum of History and Folklore and Aso Highland Museum Park. Get outdoors at takanabe Beach Campsite and Tamatare Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Takachiho-cho side-trips: Heitate Shrine (in Yamato-cho), Ubuyama-mura (Ogi Rice Terraces & Ikeyama Springs) and Aso (Aso Mizuki Meguri & Onsen Resorts). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, admire the sheer force of Jokoji Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Akimoto Shrine.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho tour itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Takachiho-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Miyakojima in July, Takachiho-cho is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Minamiaso-mura, Ubuyama-mura, Takachiho Shrine, Heitate Shrine
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Aratate Shrine ©
Aratate Shrine
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Heitate Shrine ©
Heitate Shrine

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mimurotoji Temple and Miho Museum. Hase-dera Temple and Kinpusenji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Omiwa Shrine (in Sakurai), Ishiyamadera Temple (in Otsu) and Muroji Temple (in Uda). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), and explore the activities along Kaizu Osaki.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Takachiho-cho to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Otsu, Sakurai, Sakuya Konohanakan, Muroji Temple, Mimurotoji Temple
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Kurama-dera ©
Kurama-dera
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine
Muroji Temple ©
Muroji Temple

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Shichiri Mihama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kujirahama Beach, then examine the collection at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ota Town Ishigaki Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community, then examine the collection at Sato Haruo Memoria Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Ruins of Shingu Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nachikatsura-cho, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shingu, Taiji-cho, Shichiri Mihama Beach
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Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall ©
Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall
Ruins of Shingu Castle ©
Ruins of Shingu Castle

4
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan) and Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine. Appreciate the collections at Hikaru Museum and Takayama Municipal Government Memorial Hall. Go for a jaunt from Takayama to Hida to see Shirakabe Dozogai about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mukashibanashi no Sato, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sukyo Mahikari, explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, and contemplate the long history of Takayama Betsuin Shorenji Temple.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Takayama visit planner.

Getting from Nachikatsura-cho to Takayama by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Takayama are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakabe Dozogai
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Sukyo Mahikari ©
Sukyo Mahikari
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Shirakabe Dozogai ©
Shirakabe Dozogai

5
nights
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
You'll explore and learn at Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan and Dashi Museum. Get outdoors at Shirakami Sanchi and Mt. Iwaki Lifts. Explore Hirosaki's surroundings by going to Onsen Resorts (in Odate) and Mother Tree (in Nishimeya-mura). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Western Style Architecture, pause for some serene contemplation at Hirosaki Catholic Church, make a trip to Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saishoin Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hirosaki online route planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Takayama to Hirosaki in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Hirosaki is little chillier than Takayama - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Shirakami Sanchi, Onsen Resorts, Mother Tree, Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
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Shirakami Sanchi ©
Shirakami Sanchi
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple
Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan ©
Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan

6
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Trappist Monasteries and St.John's Church Hakodate will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kaiyomaru and Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats (in Higashidori-mura), Mutsu (Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple & Wakinosawa West Beach) and Hotokegaura (in Sai-mura). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hokkaido Konbukan, walk around Moheji Hokutosei Plaza, contemplate the waterfront views at Gennadai Kaihin Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hirosaki to Hakodate by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Hakodate are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mutsu, Hokuto, Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats, Kaiyomaru, Gennadai Kaihin Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:
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Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack

4
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shibetsu Salmon Park and Raiun Shrine. Let the collections at Shiretoko Museum and Kita no Alp Art Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Narawara (in Betsukai-cho), Ippon no Michi (in Kiyosato-cho) and Teshikaga-cho (Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail & Thermal Spas). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, walk around Pereke River Shore Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Brethren Shari Church, and make a trip to Tsubetsu Toge Out Look.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho online trip maker .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hakodate to Shari-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Ippon no Michi, Narawara, Shibetsu Salmon Park, Tsubetsu Toge Out Look
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Narawara ©
Narawara
Raiun Shrine ©
Raiun Shrine

4
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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.
Visiting Isso Beach and The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruins of Kosugidani Village and Yaku Shrine. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mocchomudake, and kick back and relax at Tashiro Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Shari-cho in August, things will get a bit warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Mt. Mocchomudake ©
Mt. Mocchomudake

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nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Tokei Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manza Beach and Fuchaku Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Cave Nyatiya (in Ie-son), Nago (Sedake Lighthouse Observation Deck & Nago citizen Beach) and Motobu-cho (Oceanic Culture Museum & Anchihama). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape at Tobera Rock, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Onna-son trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nago, Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Cave Nyatiya
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Nago citizen Beach ©
Nago citizen Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. On the 28th (Wed), explore the gorgeous colors at Sunabe No.1, then explore the world behind art at Sakima Art Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirumichu.

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Okinawa City is just a short distance from Onna-son. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirumichu, Sunabe No.1, Kayaking & Canoeing, Sakima Art Museum
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Sakima Art Museum ©
Sakima Art Museum
Shirumichu ©
Shirumichu

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