60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Izu
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Kagoshima
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Motobu-cho
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Naha
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Ishigaki
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Sapporo

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru Canal, &more) and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sapporo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Sapporo is 6 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in March, things will get much colder in Sapporo: highs are around 1°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Tours · Classes · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Ski Jam Katsuyama (in Katsuyama) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

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Getting from Sapporo to Kanazawa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Kanazawa is a bit warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

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: Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort), Iiyama (Togari Onsen Ski Resort & Amidado) and Nagano (Zenko-ji Post Office & Snow Monkey Resorts). 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiga Kogen, hit the slopes at Ryuoo Mountain Park, and head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi takes 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 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Izu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 19:

Izu

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fujiyoshida (Shinsekai Kanpai Street & Nishiura), Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, make a trip to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, sample the tasty concoctions at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, and tee off at Fuji Amagi Golf Club.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Izu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Izu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Izu, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Izu

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Yakachi River (in Handa), Nishio (Black Wall West Colony (Kurokabe no Nishi Shuraku) & Kleingarten Welcome Space) and Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, stroll around Chubu Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Izu to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Izu in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Nagoya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Osaka

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Ashiya Rock Garden (in Ashiya) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima route builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

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.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and examine the collection at Dejima.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki road trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

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 14th (Wed): learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Shiroyama, then make a trip to Sengan-en, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kagoshima vacation planning site.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Motobu-cho: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son), Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son) and Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Sesoko Labyrinth, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, and look for gifts at Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho road trip website.

Fly from Kagoshima to Motobu-cho in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in April, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

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: Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri, Heiwa no Ishiji, &more), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo) and Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naha holiday planner.

You can drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Naha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

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, walk around Banna Park, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, and get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. In April in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 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.