60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan planner

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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Naha
— 6 nights
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
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Kagoshima
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Nagoya
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iriomote-jima (Nara no Taki Falls & Nakama-river Protected Region). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, stop by Miyara River Hirugi Grove, and get great views at Cape Ongazaki.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Ishigaki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Georgia Standard Time (GET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in March, you will find days in Ishigaki are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

Naha

— 6 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.
Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Nakijin Castle Ruins), Yomitan-son (Zakimi Castle Ruins & Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Tropical Dream Center, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aharen Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:

Nagasaki

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Ishidake Observatory, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagao Castle Park, ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Magome Catholic Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip maker tool.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Naha in April, with highs in Nagasaki at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Kagoshima

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirishima (Mt. Shinmoe, Kirishima Shrine, &more), Miyazaki (Haniwa Garden & Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum) and Tsumakirishima Shrine (in Miyakonojo). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Sakurajima, make a trip to Maruike Pond Spring Water at the foot of Mt. Kirishima, contemplate the long history of Sengan-en, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake.

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Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki) and Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Himeji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 7:

Nagoya

— 6 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Okage Yokocho, Okageza, &more), Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island & Toba Aquarium) and Jozanen (in Anjo). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, contemplate the long history of Seinan Sumiyagura, stroll around Chubu Park, and see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Nagoya hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Kanazawa

— 6 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: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online trip builder.

Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Kanazawa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and walk around Ueno Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 27:

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.