60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
1
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Kagoshima
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Naha
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Knoxville

6
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujinomiya (Kusushi Shrine & Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine), Suwa Shrine (in Suwa) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji, head outdoors with Semi no Keikoku, get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba.

Start your trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Knoxville, USA to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Knoxville to Fujikawaguchiko-machi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in March, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are slightly colder (46°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Fujinomiya, Izu, Semi no Keikoku, Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 8:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

6
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 Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Gujo (Hirugano Highland, Nagataki Hakusan Shrine, &more) and Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Hida Takayama Museum of Art, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa vacation site.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around 52°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Gujo, Komatsu, Takaoka
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 21:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka) and Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, and go for a walk through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Okayama, Kunimi no Mori Park, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura, Daisen Outlook
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

6
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: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Iwakuni (Kintaikyo Bridge & Kintaikyo no Ukai). There's much more to do: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Iwakuni, MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Kirishima (Kareigawa Station, Mt. Shinmoe, &more), Tatsumonjizaka (in Aira) and Miyazaki (Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum & Haniwa Garden). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Sakurajima, snap pictures at Sukimu Land, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Hall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirishima, Ibusuki, Miyazaki, Tatsumonjizaka, Kirishima Art Ranch
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park (in Minamishimabara), Shimabara (Yusui Garden Shimeisou & Honkoji Temple) and Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Meganeiwa, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagao Castle Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, and pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nagasaki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sasebo, Shimabara, Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

7
nights
Naha

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Ohashi), Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center & Zakimi Castle Ruins) and Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Naha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in April, expect Naha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nanjo, Itoman, Nakijin-son, Yomitan-son
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

6
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, get outside with Yonehara Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip maker app.

Getting from Naha to Ishigaki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo route builder website.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kōtoku-in
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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