60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 7 nights
Fly
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Onna-son
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 5 nights
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Hakuba-mura
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Hakuba-mura
— 6 nights
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Hirakubozaki and Torinji Temple. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Spend 1st (Tue) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and stroll around Banna Park.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Ishigaki. Traveling from Jeddah in January, things will get little chillier in Ishigaki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:

Iriomote-jima

— 4 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Relax by the water at Ida no Hama Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Pinaisara Falls. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, don't miss a visit to Nakama-river Protected Region, and look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Miyakojima

— 7 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sunayama Beach and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toguchi no Hama and Kouri Island. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and head off the coast to Shimojishima Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima attractions site.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. February in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:

Onna-son

— 6 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Daisekirinzan. Sefa-Utaki and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Motobu-cho (Emerald Beach & Okichan Theater), Valley of Gangala (in Nanjo) and Naha (Shurijo Castle & Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri, explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Kouri Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miyakojima in February since evenings lows in Onna-son dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:

Kyoto

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Bring the kids along to Toji and Yasaka Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Ninja Dojo and Store, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In February, Kyoto is a bit cooler than Onna-son - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 3:

Ise

— 5 nights
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Ise Shrine Geku and Tsukiyominomiya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oharai-machi and Sarutahiko Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ise: Shima (Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck & Izawanomiya) and Hanano Iwaya Caves (in Kumano). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium (Ise Sea Paradise), see the interesting displays at Okageza, and take an in-depth tour of Sengukan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ise travel planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect nights in Ise to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Kutchan-cho

— 4 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Village Ski Resort. Family-friendly places like Rusutsu Resort Ski and Spas will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Kutchan-cho to Niseko-cho to see Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Hanazono Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, fly down the slopes at Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort, and surround yourself with nature on Niseko Outdoor Center.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ise to Kutchan-cho in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ise in March; daily highs in Kutchan-cho reach 1°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Hakuba-mura

— 6 nights
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.
Visiting Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden and Snow Monkey Resorts will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaichi Gakko Primary School (in Matsumoto), Togakushi Shrine Okusha (in Nagano) and Suginohara (in Myoko). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Hakuba, stroll through Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort, visit Hakuba Jump Arena, and walk around Sainokawara Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura journey app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Hakuba-mura takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Hakuba-mura: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:

Nozawaonsen-mura

— 5 nights
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Bring the kids along to Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area and Ponshukan. Escape the urban bustle at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Nozawa Onsen. Change things up with these side-trips from Nozawaonsen-mura: Kagura Ski Resort (in Yuzawa-machi), Seizan Golf Course (in Karuizawa-machi) and Yamanouchi-machi (Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine and stroll through Togari Onsen Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nozawaonsen-mura trip itinerary website.

Getting from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Nozawaonsen-mura are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hase-dera Temple and Senso-ji Temple. Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, stop by Ueno District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route builder website.

Getting from Nozawaonsen-mura to Tokyo by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

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.