60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey builder

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Shirahama-cho
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shinkamigoto-cho
— 5 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Taketomi-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yoron-cho
— 3 nights
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Okinoerabu-jima
— 3 nights
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Ogasawara-mura
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 7 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Senso-ji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Imperial Palace. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker website.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Tokyo at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 3:

Shirahama-cho

— 6 nights
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shirarahama Beach and Adventure World. Escape the urban bustle at Engetsuto and Rinkaiura Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shirahama-cho: Ichimai-iwa (in Kozagawa-cho), Kajitorizaki (in Taiji-cho) and Tanabe (Takahara Kirinosato, Senninburo, &more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama and contemplate the waterfront views at Nachi Forest.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shirahama-cho trip maker app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Shirahama-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Shirahama-cho dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

Kyoto

— 6 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Arashiyama, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

You can drive from Shirahama-cho to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Shirahama-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. You'll explore and learn at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

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

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Nagasaki

— 6 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sakitsu Catholic Church and Suwa Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dejima and Ono Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Mogushi Beach (in Amakusa), Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Kujuku Island) and Tomioka Castle (in Reihoku-machi). There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office, and stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki holiday builder tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

Shinkamigoto-cho

— 5 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Funakakushi Catholic Church and Christian Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Onidake Volcanic Mountain and Hamagurihama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Goto (Fukuejima, Kaitsu Church, &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shinkamigoto-cho trip planner.

Drive from Nagasaki to Shinkamigoto-cho in 4 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in April, expect nights in Shinkamigoto-cho to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Ishigaki

— 7 nights
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.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Yurateiku Market and Nanapito Hompofor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Iriomote-jima (Pinaisara Falls & Iriomote Island). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shinkamigoto-cho to Ishigaki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shinkamigoto-cho in April, with highs in Ishigaki at 78°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:

Taketomi-jima

— 3 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Escape the urban bustle at Kaiji Beach and Mangrove at Ishinagata Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Taketomi-jima: Higashisuji (in Kuro-shima) and Kubazaki Beach (in Kohama-jima). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, see the interesting displays at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, stop by Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring, and pause for some photo ops at Dr. Takeshi Sakiyama Memorial Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima tour planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Taketomi-jima are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Miyakojima

— 7 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Toguchi no Hama and Aragusuku Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Furusato and Atarasu Ichiba. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and head off the coast to Kouri Island.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miyakojima travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Taketomi-jima to Miyakojima in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:

Yoron-cho

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Okaneku Coast and Fubama. Relax by the water at Udonosu Beach and Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yoron-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Yoron-cho. May in Yoron-cho sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Okinoerabu-jima.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Okinoerabu-jima

— 3 nights
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Okidomari Kaihin Park, then get a dose of the wild on Okinoerabujima Caving Gaid Union, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ujiji Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wanjo Beach, then Head underground at Fucha Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Shoryu Cavern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Okinoerabu-jima route planner.

Getting from Yoron-cho to Okinoerabu-jima by car takes about 3 hours. May in Okinoerabu-jima sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ogasawara-mura.

Things to do in Okinoerabu-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Ogasawara-mura

— 2 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Chichijima Island and Mt.Kofuji. You'll get in some beach time at Kominato Beach and Kopepe Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ogasawara-mura sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okinoerabu-jima to Ogasawara-mura. In May in Ogasawara-mura, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogasawara-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.