60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Kagoshima
— 6 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 6 nights
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— 6 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea) and Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Samuraikibun Kamakura). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stop by Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site.

Hamburg, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 2:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Suwa (Maihime Breweries & Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center), Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Toyama (Yamafuji Vineyard & Horizon Winery & Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple) and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

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

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. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi (in Bizen), Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji day trip site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima 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 April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:

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 Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Onodake), Eguchi Horai Hall (in Hioki) and Mars Tsunuki Distillery (in Minamisatsuma). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, admire the natural beauty at Haniwa Garden, and make a trip to Kareigawa Station.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:

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: Shimabara (Yusui Garden Shimeisou & Honkoji Temple), Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Meganeiwa, &more) and Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park (in Minamishimabara). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling), Umi-Budou henza Farm (in Uruma) and Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, Zakimi Castle Ruins, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Toma, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, and contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naha online trip planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Nagasaki in May, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

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, don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:

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.