60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly
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Onna-son
— 7 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Kagoshima, Train to Kumamoto, Drive to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 5 nights
Taxi to Bungo-Ogi, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 7 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Hirakubozaki and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your inner history buff will appreciate Island Countryside Settlement and Oganzaki Lighthouse. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach & Ubutaki Lookouts). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Shiraho Beach, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki travel planner.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. In May, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Must see
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5
Kondoi Beach ©
Must see
Kondoi Beach
4.5
Yonehara Beach ©
Must see
Yonehara Beach
4.5

5
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get in touch with nature at Hoshisuna Beach and Iriomote Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, admire the sheer force of Geta Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Maruma Beach, and don't miss a visit to Funauki Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In May in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Must see
Hoshisuna Beach
4.3
Pinaisara Falls ©
Waterfall
Pinaisara Falls
4.8

4
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Get in touch with nature at Toguchi no Hama and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Sunayama Beach ©
Must see
Sunayama Beach
4.1
Aragusuku Beach ©
Must see
Aragusuku Beach
4.5
Toguchi no Hama
Must see
Toguchi no Hama
4.6

7
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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Himeyuri Peace Museum and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Shurijo Castle (in Naha), Kunigami-son (Hiji Waterfall, Okuma Beach, &more) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach, Nakijin Castle Ruins, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Marina Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and get outside with Manza Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, Onna-son is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Okuma Beach ©
Must see
Okuma Beach
4.5

3
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Yakushima-cho

A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Yakusugi Land. Step out of the city life by going to Oko no Taki Fall and The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama, head outdoors with Seibu Trail, and don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho holiday website.

You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yakushima-cho, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Yakusugi Land ©
Must see
Yakusugi Land
4.6
Nagata Inakahama
Must see
Nagata Inakahama
4.1

5
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Takachiho-cho

The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Get in touch with nature at Takachiho Gorge and Kusasenrigahama. Your inner history buff will appreciate Takachiho Shrine and Nanatsumori Ancient Tumulus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Aso (Aso Mizuki Meguri, Daikanbo, &more), Kokonoe-machi (Tadewara Wetlands, Onsen Resorts, &more) and Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Nabegataki Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Kuju Highland.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry, train, and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your trip
Takachiho Gorge ©
Must see
Takachiho Gorge
4.5
Takachiho Shrine ©
Must see
Takachiho Shrine
4.4

5
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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Yamato Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Daishoin Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and head off the coast to Okunoshima Island.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

8
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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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more), Nagoya (Tokugawa Art Museum, Atsuta Jingu Shrine, &more) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Oharai-machi.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Himeji Castle ©
Must see
Himeji Castle
4.5

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Nachikatsura-cho

The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then make a trip to Hashigui Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ichimai-iwa.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho online trip builder.

Drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Nachikatsura-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Hirou Shrine ©
Must see
Hirou Shrine
4.2
Kamikura Shrine ©
Must see
Kamikura Shrine
4.6

6
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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get in touch with nature at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura), Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama) and Kita Family House (in Hodatsushimizu-cho). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and step into the grandiose world of Maruoka Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Kanazawa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

7
nights
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.
Head to Pola Museum of Art and Ginzafor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip
Asakusa Shrine ©
Must see
Asakusa Shrine
4.3
Hase-dera Temple ©
Must see
Hase-dera Temple
4.6
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
4.3

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