60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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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
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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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— 3 nights
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— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ghibli Museum Mitaka and National Museum of Nature and Science. Kids will enjoy The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Tokyo National Museum. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Attractions like Shirarahama Beach and Engetsuto make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Rinkaiura Beach and Nachi Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Tanabe (Takahara Kirinosato, Senninburo, &more), Kajitorizaki (in Taiji-cho) and Ichimai-iwa (in Kozagawa-cho). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama and get to know the resident critters at Adventure World.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shirahama-cho trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shirahama-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shirahama-cho when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 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.
Bring the kids along to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Shirahama-cho to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Shirahama-cho in April, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough 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.
Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Itsukushima Shrine. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride 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.
Sakitsu Catholic Church and Nagasaki Peace Park will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Kujuku Island and Dejima make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Tomioka Castle (in Reihoku-machi), Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Mogushi Beach (in Amakusa). The adventure continues: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki online travel planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car 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
Kids will enjoy Funakakushi Catholic Church and Fukue Samurai Mansion Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doinoura Church and Oso Church. Get out of town with these interesting Shinkamigoto-cho side-trips: Goto (Fukuejima, Kaitsu Church, &more).

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shinkamigoto-cho day trip site.

Drive from Nagasaki to Shinkamigoto-cho in 4 hours. When traveling from Nagasaki in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Shinkamigoto-cho: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 59°F at night. You will leave for Ishigaki on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
For shopping fun, head to Yurateiku Market or Nanapito Hompo. Bring the kids along to Yonehara Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Pinaisara Falls & Iriomote Island). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Sky Adventure Woomacoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Cape Ongazaki.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour itinerary planning app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Get in touch with nature at Kaiji Beach and Aiyaruhama Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taketomi-jima: Kohama-jima (Mangrove at Ishinagata Beach & Kubazaki Beach) and Higashisuji (in Kuro-shima). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, pause for some photo ops at Dr. Takeshi Sakiyama Memorial Monument, visit Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring, and don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. May in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toguchi no Hama and Sunayama Beach. For shopping fun, head to Furusato or Atarasu Ichiba. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Taketomi-jima to Miyakojima in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

Yoron-cho

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Okaneku Coast and Fubama. Visit Udonosu Beach and Terasaki Beach for some beach relaxation.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoron-cho road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Yoron-cho. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okinoerabu-jima.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks · Outdoors · 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 surround yourself with nature on Okinoerabujima Caving Gaid Union, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ujiji Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wanjo Beach, then Head underground at Fucha Beach, and then get great views at Shoryu Cavern.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Okinoerabu-jima travel planning app.

Getting from Yoron-cho to Okinoerabu-jima by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Okinoerabu-jima are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ogasawara-mura.

Things to do in Okinoerabu-jima

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

Ogasawara-mura

— 2 nights
Family-friendly places like Minamijima and Kominato Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Chichijima Island and Mt.Kofuji.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ogasawara-mura holiday builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinoerabu-jima to Ogasawara-mura. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. 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.