60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Koya-cho
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Koya-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Onna-son
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
Fly
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train
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Shari-cho
— 5 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Billum

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Koya-cho

— 3 nights
Head to Kannonyama Fruits Garden and Studio Yamato Zakurafor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Koya and Gyoja no Taki. Take a break from Koya-cho with a short trip to Mt.Takami in Matsusaka, about 1h 25 min away.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koya-cho trip planner.

Billum, Denmark to Koya-cho is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Billum to Koya-cho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Billum in August, expect Koya-cho to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Ishigaki

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, head outdoors with Mt.Omotodake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, and look for gifts at Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Koya-cho to Ishigaki takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:

Iriomote-jima

— 5 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, stroll through Amitori Asaba, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and make a trip to Funauki Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. August in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Onna-son

— 4 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Do your shopping at Kaboten no Mise Nakasone and Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and USS Emmons. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Shurijo Castle (in Naha), AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Sesoko Labyrinth). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Japanguide Junko.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son travel planning site.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Onna-son

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Himeji

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en and then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Himeji travel planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Himeji in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Kyoto

— 8 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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Ninja Dojo and Store. Get outdoors at Nara Park and Hero Tour Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka), Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online attractions planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Himeji in August, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Shop till you drop at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Amanatto Kawamura. Get outdoors at Mount Hakusan and Gongenmori Beach. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Kanazawa are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 5 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get outdoors at Mount Fuji and Pola Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Mt. Kimpu (in Kofu), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Hirasawa Pass (in Minamimaki-mura). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shakushi, and stop by Mountaineering Gear Rental Shop La Mont.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in September, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and stop by Odaiba District.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday builder app.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

Shari-cho

— 5 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Visiting Shiretoko Peninsula and Shiretoko Goko Lake will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, &more) and Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Shiretoko National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect Shari-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Biei-cho

— 3 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
For shopping fun, head to Campana Rokkatei or Takushinkan. Take a break from the city and head to Shirogane Blue Pond and Patchwork no Michi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biei-cho: Hinode Lavender Garden (in Kamifurano-cho) and Nakafurano-cho (Saiko no sato Sasaki Farm, Saika no sato, &more). It doesn't end there: go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Biei-cho driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Kamikawa-cho

— 4 nights
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Step out of the city life by going to Daisetsuzan and Kurodake. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamikawa-cho: Shikaoi-cho (Shikanoyu & Mt Hakuun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Midori, trek along Susoaidaira, take in the natural beauty of Nakadake Onsen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Daisetsu Kogen Swamp.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kamikawa-cho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Biei-cho to Kamikawa-cho in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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.