60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
3
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
5
Kyoto
— 7 nights
6
Koya-cho
— 6 nights
7
Osaka
— 6 nights
8
Himeji
— 5 nights
9
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
10
Ishigaki
— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and walk around Ueno Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online holiday maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
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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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Lalique Museum Hakone, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more), Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono) and Shinsekai Kanpai Street (in Fujiyoshida). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, look for all kinds of wild species at Sankodai, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Fujiyoshida, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Kazurayama Castle Ruins, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

5
nights
Matsumoto

A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Takayama (Wine Tours & Tastings, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, &more), Spas (in Okaya) and Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, stop by Hanakomichi, walk around Takato Castle Remains Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kirigamine Marshland.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May: highs in Matsumoto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Takayama, Nagano, Spas, Kirigamine Marshland, Takato Castle Remains Park
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Nanto (Iwase Family & Ainokura Gassho Community), Tonami Tulip Park (in Tonami) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Toyama, Nanto, Tonami Tulip Park, Ishikawa Jumoku Park
Find places to stay May 19 — 25:
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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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, wander the streets of Gion, and stop by Arashiyama.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online journey planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jindoji Temple, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 1:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koya-cho: Mt Daifugen (in Kawakami-mura), Yoshino-cho (Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, Yoshimizu Shrine, &more) and Tenkawa-mura (Ominesanji, Toro Cave, &more).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koya-cho using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yoshino-cho, Tenkawa-mura, Totsukawa-mura, Mt Daifugen, Yakiyama Pass
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Yakiyama Pass ©
Yakiyama Pass
Ominesanji ©
Ominesanji

6
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: KIshiwada Castle Garden Hachijin no Niwa (in Kishiwada) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, browse the exhibits of Mint Museum, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka route maker website.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, KIshiwada Castle Garden Hachijin no Niwa, Shukugawa Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Miki Horse Land Park (in Miki), Okayama (Nanaku Strawberry Farm & Okayama Korakuen Garden) and Ako City Folk Shiryokan (in Ako). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, admire the sheer force of Tendaki Falls, and don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Naruto, Okayama, Asago, Miki Horse Land Park, Tendaki Falls
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima (about 1h 55 min away). There's lots more to do: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki journey planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 37°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Banna Park ©
Banna Park

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