60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 7 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
4
Naha
— 7 nights
5
Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
8
Tokyo
— 9 nights
9
Nikko
— 7 nights
10
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
11
Sapporo
— 7 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Kyoto Station Building. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto National Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary planning website.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Matsuyama Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Thermal Spas (in Matsuyama) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Let the collections at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park are in your itinerary. Step out of Nagasaki to go to Sasebo and see Huis Ten Bosch, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Dutch Slope, and snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nagasaki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

7
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Visit Shurijo Castle and Tamaudun for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Furuzamami Beach and Aharen Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground (in Ikei-jima), Onna-son (Manza Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Yomitan-son (Nirai Beach & Yachimun no Sato). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tropical Beach, head outdoors with Bibi Beach Itoman, take in nature's colorful creations at Fukushu-en Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Naha Airport Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naha driving holiday 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 your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Yomitan-son, Sunset Beach, Aharen Beach, Furuzamami Beach
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

1
night
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Naha to Taketomi-jima takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonehara Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Get outdoors at Fusaki Beach and Kabira Bay. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Pinaisara Falls in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

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

Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Iriomote-jima
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sunayama Beach and Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, head off the coast to Kouri Island, and explore the activities along Toriike Pond.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Akihabara. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip site.

Getting from Miyakojima to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in June, with highs in Tokyo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo DisneySea, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yokohama Chinatown
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

7
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nikko Tosho-gu and Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nikko: Nasu Garden Outlet (in Nasushiobara) and Fukuroda Falls (in Daigo-machi). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Oze National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, take in the views from Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge), take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, and explore the activities along Yunoko Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko sightseeing site.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Nikko, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oze National Park, Nasu Garden Outlet, Fukuroda Falls
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Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then hit the slopes at Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Yamanouchi-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nikko in June since evenings lows in Yamanouchi-machi dip to 21°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

7
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jigokudani and Mt. Moiwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place & Niseko Hanazono Resort) and Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, take a stroll through Susukino, head outdoors with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Otaru Canal, Jigokudani, Rusutsu Resort Ski
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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