60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Bali
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 15 min
6
Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h
8
Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  2 h 45 min
10
Hakuba-mura
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
11
Ito
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
12
Nachikatsura-cho
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinaisara Falls and Mariudo Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and go deep underground at Utara Tanko.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima tour itinerary planning tool.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 16- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bugbug in March, things will get a bit cooler in Iriomote-jima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Island Countryside Settlement and Ishinagata Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ishigaki side-trips: Kohama-jima (Sugar Road, Ubutaki Lookouts, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki road trip website.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-cho, Taketomi-jima
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imugya Marine Garden and Makiyama Observatory. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and examine the collection at Yukishio Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima online holiday planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Imugya Marine Garden ©
Imugya Marine Garden
Yabiji
Yabiji

4
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tropical Dream Center and Kouri Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan, &more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Sesoko Jima, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

Plan trip to Motobu-cho with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, Motobu-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Nakijin-son, Onna-son
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach

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 discover tucked-away gems like Taikoiwa and Seibu Trail. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Diosugi, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shakunagenomori Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in March: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Manai Falls and Oka Castle Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Kuju Flower Park (in Taketa), Nabegataki Falls (in Oguni-machi) and Aso (Daikanbo, Aso Geopark, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and get impressive views of Mt. Aso.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho online visit planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Takachiho-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Taketa, Mt. Aso, Nabegataki Falls, Shirakawa Springs
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
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Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Oka Castle Ruins ©
Oka Castle Ruins
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Motoyasu River and Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Momijidani Park (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, stroll through Senkoji & Senkoji Park, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima vacation builder app.

Take a train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Tomo no Ura, Kintaikyo Bridge, Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
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Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Motoyasu River ©
Motoyasu River
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

4
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fukidashi Park and Shinsennuma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Shakotan-cho (Shimamu Beach & Cape Kamui), Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: get outside with Niseko Hanazono Resort, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, and explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Hiroshima to Kutchan-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: highs in Kutchan-cho hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shakotan-cho, Noboribetsu, Shinsennuma, Lake Shikotsu, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Fukidashi Park ©
Fukidashi Park

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore hidden gems such as Gyokusen-immaru Garden and Seisonkaku Villa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Toyama (Toyama Glass Art Museum & Fugan Unga Kansui Park) and Maruoka Castle (in Sakai). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and take a stroll through Gokayama.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Kanazawa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in April, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Toyama, Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Seisonkaku Villa ©
Seisonkaku Villa

6
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Okushiga Kogen Ski Area and Suginohara. Venture out of the city with trips to Nozawaonsen-mura (Thermal Spas & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort), Nagano (Togakushi Shrine Chusha & Togakushi Shrine Okusha) and Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Kurobe Dam, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganshoin Temple, hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, and admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura route maker website.

Do a combination of train and bus from Kanazawa to Hakuba-mura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hakuba-mura can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ito.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Yamanouchi-machi, Nozawaonsen-mura, Nagano, Suginohara
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area ©
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area
Suginohara ©
Suginohara

6
nights
Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chureito Pagoda and Nihondaira Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Ito side-trips: Fujisawa (Enoshima Island & Enoshima Sea Candle), Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ryugu Park, hike along Jogasaki Coast, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shizuoka Sengen Shrine.

Plan my day in Ito using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Ito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in April, Ito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ito

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shizuoka, Fujisawa, Shimoda, Fujiyoshida, Mishima Taisha
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Ryugu Park ©
Ryugu Park

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nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamikura Shrine and Hanano Iwaya Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nachikatsura-cho: Hashigui Rock (in Kushimoto-cho), Onigajo (in Kumano) and Kumano Hayatama Taisha (in Shingu). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, trek along Matsumoto Mountai Pass, and make a trip to Daimonzaka.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nachikatsura-cho fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Ito to Nachikatsura-cho in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May in Nachikatsura-cho, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kumano, Shingu, Hashigui Rock, Matsumoto Mountai Pass
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Onigajo
Onigajo

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