60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train
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Kagoshima
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 6 nights
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: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Suwa Shrine (in Suwa) and Fujinomiya (Kusushi Shrine & Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine). 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.

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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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 8:

Kanazawa

— 6 nights
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 Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Hida Takayama Museum of Art, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Gujo (Hirugano Highland, Nagataki Hakusan Shrine, &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 · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

Kyoto

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 21:

Himeji

— 3 nights
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: Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, 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

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Hiroshima

— 6 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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Iwakuni (Kintaikyo Bridge & Kintaikyo no Ukai). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow enough time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:

Kagoshima

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Kirishima (Kareigawa Station, Mt. Shinmoe, &more), Miyazaki (Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum & Haniwa Garden) and Tatsumonjizaka (in Aira). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Sakurajima, get a taste of life in the country at Kirishima Art Ranch, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Lobby.

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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:

Nagasaki

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Meganeiwa, &more), Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park (in Minamishimabara) and Shimabara (Yusui Garden Shimeisou & Honkoji Temple). 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 take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

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 drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Naha

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo), Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center & Zakimi Castle Ruins) and Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Ohashi). 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:

Ishigaki

— 6 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, 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 · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

Tokyo

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura) and Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). 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 make a trip to Tokyo Skytree.

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 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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:

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.