60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Onna-son
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 15 min
6
Takachiho-cho
— 5 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. 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 Kondoi Beach, get outside with Sukuji Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

5
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoshisuna Beach and Pinaisara Falls. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Hinai Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. 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 ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Miyakojima

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 Yabiji. Get in touch with nature at Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 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
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

7
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Himeyuri Peace Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach & Akabaka Beach), Kunigami-son (Hiji Waterfall, Okuma Beach, &more) and Shurijo Castle (in Naha). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Miyakojima in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Nakijin-son, Kunigami-son, Motobu-cho, Itoman
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

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 Seibu Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Yakusugi Land and Nagata Inakahama. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho road trip planning tool.

Getting from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Onna-son in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

5
nights
Takachiho-cho

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 Aso Geopark. Your inner history buff will appreciate Takachiho Shrine and Amano Yasugawara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Aso (Kusasenrigahama, Aso Mizuki Meguri, &more), Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura) and Kokonoe-machi (Tadewara Wetlands, Onsen Resorts, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, appreciate the views at Kuju Highland, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yamabuki Suigen.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho travel tool.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Taketa, Kokonoe-machi, Ubuyama-mura, Nabegataki Falls
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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.
Yamato Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims will appeal to museum buffs. Daishoin Temple and Miyajima will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and head off the coast to Okunoshima Island.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Kure, Okunoshima Island
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

8
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Koyasan Okunoin. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nagoya (Tokugawa Art Museum, Atsuta Jingu Shrine, &more), Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Museums Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Ise, Osaka, Nagoya
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

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, 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

Shingu, Hashigui Rock, Ichimai-iwa
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

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 in touch with nature at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Takayama Showa Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama), Kita Family House (in Hodatsushimizu-cho) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, make a trip to Maruoka Castle, and examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip planning app.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in June since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Takayama, Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Katsuyama, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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.
Head to Pola Museum of Art and Gallery Marusanfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). 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), ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; 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

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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