60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Nagoya
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Naha
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
8
Himeji
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
9
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Kanazawa
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Urayasu to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the striking features of Imperial Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 27:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Onshirin Garden (in Fujiyoshida) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and examine the collection at Ikeda 20th Century Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ito, Chubu, Kusushi Shrine, Onshirin Garden, Lake Kawaguchi
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

6
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & The Museum Meiji-mura), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Okage Yokocho, & more) and Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island & Toba Aquarium). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Jozanen, and explore the activities along Yamazaki River.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya vacation planner.

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Inuyama, Kasumi Yumekujira Park, Chubu Park
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nagoya to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

5
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Toma (in Zamami-son), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kadena-cho) and Kamimuyra Brewery (in Uruma). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sefa-Utaki, Toma, Scuba & Snorkeling, Haebaru Town Museum, Cape Manzamo
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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.
Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Yusui Garden Shimeisou (in Shimabara) and Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park (in Minamishimabara). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Dejima, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki day trip planner.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Naha in April, with highs in Nagasaki at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Yusui Garden Shimeisou, Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Yamato Museum (in Kure), Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel planning site .

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Yamato Museum, Matsuyama Castle, Sankeien
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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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
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama (Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest & Korakuen Garden), Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Chuo) and Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & Akashi National Government Park). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, trek along Mt Shosha hiking, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji travel route planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kobe, Okayama, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei, Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Arashiyama.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto travel route website .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay May 4 — 11:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

7
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Nanto (Inami Betsuin Zuizenji Temple & Gokayama), Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more) and Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Hida Takayama Museum of Art, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Hakusan, Nanto
Find places to stay May 11 — 18:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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