60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Bali
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 15 min
6
Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h
8
Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  2 h 45 min
10
Hakuba-mura
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
11
Ito
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
12
Nachikatsura-cho
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinaisara Falls and Ida no Hama Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and don't miss a visit to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planning app.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 16- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, Iriomote-jima is a bit cooler than Bugbug - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River. Get out of town with these interesting Ishigaki side-trips: Kohama-jima (Sugar Road, Ishinagata Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, make a trip to Nagomi Tower, stroll around Kabira Park, and get outside with Kaiji Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki travel route website.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-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 up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-cho, Taketomi-jima
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imugya Marine Garden and Toguchi no Hama. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Makiyama Observatory, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima route maker site.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Imugya Marine Garden ©
Imugya Marine Garden
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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 discover tucked-away gems like Tropical Dream Center and Sesoko Jima. Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Kouri Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Motobu-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Onna-son, Nakijin-son
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jōmon Sugi and Wilson Stump. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Taikoiwa, hike along Seibu Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho day trip website.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and taxi. In March, Yakushima-cho is slightly colder than Motobu-cho - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Jōmon Sugi ©
Jōmon Sugi
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Manai Falls and Kuju Flower Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Aso (Daikanbo, Aso Geopark, &more), Oka Castle Ruins (in Taketa) and Nabegataki Falls (in Oguni-machi). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso, and don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho online visit planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Takachiho-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Taketa, Shirakawa Springs, Nabegataki Falls, Mt. Aso
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Oka Castle Ruins ©
Oka Castle Ruins

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Motoyasu River and Hiroshima Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Momijidani Park (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

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

Take a train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Kintaikyo Bridge, Okunoshima Island, Tomo no Ura
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Motoyasu River ©
Motoyasu River
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

4
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fukidashi Park and Shinsennuma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho), Shakotan-cho (Shimamu Beach & Cape Kamui) and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho). There's much more to do: get outside with Niseko Hanazono Resort, hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Hiroshima to Kutchan-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: highs in Kutchan-cho hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Shakotan-cho, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Fukidashi Park ©
Fukidashi Park

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 hidden gems such as Gokayama and Gyokusen-immaru Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Toyama (Toyama Glass Art Museum & Fugan Unga Kansui Park) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ainokura Gassho Community, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine, and head outdoors with Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Kanazawa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in April, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Toyama, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

6
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakuba and Happoone. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagano (Togakushi Shrine Chusha & Togakushi Shrine Okusha), Nozawaonsen-mura (Thermal Spas & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort) and Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Kurobe Dam, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Okushiga Kogen Ski Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganshoin Temple, get outside with Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, and stop by Hakuba Jump Arena.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura route maker website.

Do a combination of train and bus from Kanazawa to Hakuba-mura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hakuba-mura can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ito.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Nagano, Nozawaonsen-mura, Yamanouchi-machi, Suginohara
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hakuba ©
Hakuba
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area ©
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area

6
nights
Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls and Ryugu Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ito side-trips: Fujiyoshida (Chureito Pagoda & Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja), Fujisawa (Enoshima Island & Enoshima Sea Candle) and Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, visit Omuro Mountain Lift, take in the views from Jogasaki Suspension Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Izu Shaboten Zoo.

Plan my day in Ito using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Ito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in April, Ito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ito

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shizuoka, Shimoda, Fujiyoshida, Fujisawa, Mishima Taisha
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

4
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seigantoji Temple and Kamikura Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nachikatsura-cho: Kumano (Hanano Iwaya Caves & Onigajo), Kumano Hayatama Taisha (in Shingu) and Hashigui Rock (in Kushimoto-cho). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, stroll through Matsumoto Mountai Pass, and admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls.

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

You can drive from Ito to Nachikatsura-cho in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May in Nachikatsura-cho, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kumano, Shingu, Matsumoto Mountai Pass, Hashigui Rock
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Daimonzaka ©
Daimonzaka

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