60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Train to Iiyama, Taxi to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Izu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Sapporo

— 5 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church) and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take a stroll through Susukino, and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Sapporo. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Tours · Classes · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:

Naha

— 5 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Nanjo (Sangui, Sefa-Utaki, &more), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, stop by Agarihama Market, and steep yourself in history at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Naha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in February, with highs in Naha at 22°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

Motobu-cho

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, stop by Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market, and head outdoors with Uppama Coast.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho online itinerary planner.

Getting from Naha to Motobu-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naha in February since evenings lows in Motobu-cho dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Ongazaki, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki route maker app.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ishigaki, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

Kagoshima

— 2 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go for a walk through Sengan-en, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, then stroll through Mt. Shiroyama, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoken Shrine, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Lobby.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kagoshima travel planning app.

Getting from Ishigaki to Kagoshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Ishigaki, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kagoshima, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Nagasaki

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Change things up with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Glover Garden, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. February in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Osaka

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, stop by Tower Knives Osaka, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

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Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Nagoya

— 5 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Nishio (Black Wall West Colony (Kurokabe no Nishi Shuraku) & Kleingarten Welcome Space), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Ise (Okageza, Ise Shrine Geku, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, go for a walk through Kawatsu Cherry Blossom Avenue (Shinshiro), meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more), Takayama Jinya (in Takayama) and Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip builder website.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Nagoya in March, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Yamanouchi-machi

— 4 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Iiyama (Togari Onsen Ski Resort & Amidado), Nagano (Snow Monkey Resorts & Zenko-ji Temple) and Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, go for a walk through Shiga Kogen, and get outside with Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Izu.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Izu

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Explore Izu's surroundings by going to Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito), Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi & Fuji Classic). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, play a few rounds at Laforet Shuzenji & Country Club, don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, and take in the pleasant sights at Atami Plum Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Izu online day trip planner.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Izu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, with highs in Izu at 15°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Izu

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Tokyo

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo visit planner.

You can drive from Izu to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Izu in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.