60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
2
Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
5
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
7
Kyoto
— 6 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
9
Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
10
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
11
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
12
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
13
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
14
Ishigaki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Takushinkan and Shikisai no Oka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Kita no Kunikara Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Furano (Anpanman Shop Furano, Furano Wine Factory, &more), Higashikawa Culture Gallery (in Higashikawa-cho) and Kamifurano-cho (Onsen Resorts & Goto Sumio Art Museum). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, play a few rounds at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, and relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Biei-cho travel website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Biei-cho is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Biei-cho. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Furano, Shimukappu-mura, Higashikawa-cho, Kamifurano-cho
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Takushinkan ©
Takushinkan
Furano Wine Factory ©
Furano Wine Factory
Goto Sumio Art Museum ©
Goto Sumio Art Museum

3
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Mashu and Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Teshikaga-cho side-trips: Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho), Rikubetsu-cho (Rikubetsu Railway & Michi-no-Eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu) and Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, wander the wide-open spaces of Watanabe Experience Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, and take in the natural beauty of Lake Kussharo Sand Bath.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rikubetsu-cho, Mt. Io, Kaminoko Pond, Shigechan Land, Lake Onneto
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Lake Kussharo Sand Bath ©
Lake Kussharo Sand Bath
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway & Lake Rausu). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raiun Shrine, and look for gifts at Shari Kobo Shiretokoya.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rausu-cho, Shiretoko Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Onsen Resorts
Raiun Shrine ©
Raiun Shrine

6
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.
Head to Ginza and MUJI Yurakuchofor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like teamLab☆Planets and Asakusa Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Fujiko F Fujio Museum (in Kawasaki) and Kichijoji (in Musashino). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate the long history of 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujiko F Fujio Museum, Kichijoji
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

6
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lalique Museum Hakone and Hakone Museum of Art. Step out of Hakone-machi with an excursion to Gotemba Premium Outlets in Gotemba--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, view the masterpieces at Hakone Craft House, see the interesting displays at Dollhouse Museum Hakone, and stroll around Onshi Hakone Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi journey planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: highs in Hakone-machi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art

5
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Amanatto Kawamura. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Ainokura Gassho Community. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Komatsu (Motorcar Museum of Japan & Natadera Temple), Spas (in Kaga) and Nanto (Ainokura Observatory, Gokayama, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, take a stroll through Teramachi District, and walk around Kanazawa Castle Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Takayama, Komatsu, Spas
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Sanzen-in Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, explore the activities along Kamogawa River, make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto route maker tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Do your shopping at Schmoe House and AQ'A Hiroshima Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Senjokaku) and Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

To plan Hiroshima vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Mazda Museum ©
Mazda Museum

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Michi-no-Eki Takachiho and Takachiho Gamadase Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Minamiaso-mura (Aso Highland Museum Park, Onsen Resorts, &more) and Heitate Shrine (in Yamato-cho). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eight Dragon King God of Water Shrine, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Takachiho-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Minamiaso-mura, Heitate Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Yakushimacho History and Folklore Archives, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine, thenhead outdoors with Isso Beach, and finally make a trip to Yahazu Cape. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, thenstop by Pontankan, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Takachiho-cho in October since evenings lows in Yakushima-cho dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Onsen Resorts

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road and Minnajima Island. Get some cultural insight at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Oceanic Culture Museum. There's much more to do: walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, kick back and relax at Anchihama, head outdoors with Minna Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho vacation planner.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunayama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Painagama Beach, examine the collection at Underground Dam Museum, explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip website.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Motobu-cho in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, thenadmire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, thenmake a trip to Funauki Village, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ruins of Amitory Village. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, thencontemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Haemida Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima online tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port
Wasurenaishi ©
Wasurenaishi

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 some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Kuroshima Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi & Hairumubushi Beach) and Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach & Nakamoto Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, head outdoors with Maezato Beach, and visit Misaki Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Kohama-jima, Kondoi Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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