60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 9 nights
2
Yokohama
— 6 nights
3
Yokosuka
— 2 nights
4
Kamakura
— 3 nights
5
Fujisawa
— 2 nights
6
Kurashiki
— 2 nights
7
Okayama
— 2 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 7 nights
9
Osaka
— 9 nights
10
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
11
Kumano
— 2 nights
12
Ise
— 3 nights
13
Kyoto
— 9 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo driving holiday planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Yokohama is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade, take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, and make a trip to Sankeien Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yokohama online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yokosuka.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lazona Kawasaki Plaza
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo ©
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo

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nights
Yokosuka

Yokosuka ©
The coastal city of Yokosuka has been historically known for its links to the navy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Umihotaru, get a taste of life in the country at Mother Farm, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Verny Park, walk around Mikasa Park, and then head off the coast to Sarushima Island (Monkey Island).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yokosuka road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Yokosuka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Yokohama in July, expect nights in Yokosuka to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokosuka

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Umihotaru, Mother Farm, Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai
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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) ©
Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai ©
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai
Mother Farm ©
Mother Farm

3
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kamakura is known for historic sites, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, enjoy the sand and surf at Zushi Beach, contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and stroll around Kamakura Seaside Park Yuigahama Area.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamakura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yokosuka to Kamakura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fujisawa.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zushi Beach
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Yuigahama Beach ©
Yuigahama Beach
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

2
nights
Fujisawa

Fujisawa ©
Situated on Kanagawa's Sagami Bay, the city of Fujisawa serves as the gateway to beaches on the small island of Enoshima, as well as the sandy coast and temples of nearby Kamakura.
On the 31st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Southern Beach Chigasaki and then meet the residents at Enoshima Aquarium. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Enoshima Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Enoshima Sea Candle, and then explore the striking landscape at Enoshima Iwaya Caves.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujisawa trip itinerary maker app.

Fujisawa is very close to Kamakura. In July, daily temperatures in Fujisawa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Fujisawa

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Southern Beach Chigasaki
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Enoshima Aquarium ©
Enoshima Aquarium
Enoshima Sea Candle ©
Enoshima Sea Candle

2
nights
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get outside with Sami Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, then admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to Kurashiki Ivy Square. On the next day, revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bicchukokubunji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Kinojo Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kurashiki online route builder.

You can fly from Fujisawa to Kurashiki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Fujisawa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kurashiki: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Soja, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kinojo Castle ©
Kinojo Castle

2
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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Mall Okayama, pause for some photo ops at Momotaro Statue, step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, then explore the world behind art at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tsuneyama, cruise along Great Seto Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saijo Inari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Okayama online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kurashiki to Okayama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Okayama are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Tsuneyama, Great Seto Bridge
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan) ©

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Takehara (Takehara Townscape Preservation Area & Okunoshima Island) and Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima vacation maker website.

You can take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Takehara
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 12:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Kobe (Mt. Maya, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuchu Teien Observatory, try out the rides at SpaWorld, and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka journey builder.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Nishinomiya
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 21:
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Danjo Garan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, take an in-depth tour of Kudoyama Sanada Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jison-in Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Koyasan Station.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho holiday maker app.

You can drive from Osaka to Koya-cho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kumano.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kudoyama-cho
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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Koyasan Daimon ©
Koyasan Daimon
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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Kumano

Kumano ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wagunohama Beach and then kick back and relax at Jonohama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanano Iwaya Caves, walk around Michi-no-Eki Kihocho Umigame Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Onigajo.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kumano road trip site.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Kumano in 3 hours. August in Kumano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kumano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kihoku-cho, Michi-no-Eki Kihocho Umigame Park, Kamikura Shrine
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Onigajo
Onigajo

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ise: Matsusaka (Matsusaka Castle Ruins & Matsunase Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium (Ise Sea Paradise), make a trip to Okage Yokocho, and take an in-depth tour of Sengukan.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ise online visit planner.

You can drive from Kumano to Ise in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Matsusaka
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Byodoin in Uji, approximately Uji away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and visit Gion.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online visit planner.

Drive from Ise to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ise in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 6:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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