60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29 h
1
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
+5
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly + Train + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Naha
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Osaka
— 6 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Nagoya
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima tour itinerary maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Miyakojima is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Miyakojima is 12 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yabiji
Yabiji

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.
Visit Cape Hirakubozaki and Torinji Temple for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Kabira Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Nosoko Forest Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and get outside with Yarabudake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Amitori Asaba, make a trip to Funauki Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima road trip website .

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and finally kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Manza Dream Hole, and then take a pleasant ride with Iejima Beach Side Horse Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Motobu-cho itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Iriomote-jima to Motobu-cho takes 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Akabaka Beach, Manza Dream Hole
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

4
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Do your shopping at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shurijo Castle and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Venture out of the city with trips to Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo), Zamami-son (Gahijima Sand Dune, Gahi Island, & more) and Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Hanari Island). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, head outdoors with Blue Sky, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Motobu-cho to Naha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Onna-son, Tokashiki-son, Blue Sky, St. Clara Church
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
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Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden. Nagasaki Peace Park and Nannyo Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Yokan Museum (in Ogi), Genemongama Aritakamamoto (in Arita-cho) and Sasebo (Mt. Yumihari & Mukyudo). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and examine the collection at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Naha in April: high temperatures in Nagasaki hover around 22°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sasebo, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Genemongama Aritakamamoto, Yokan Museum, Mt. Kurokami
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Misen and Tobishima Kaido. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Misen Wild Woods, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Kure, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

6
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Mt. Koya. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasugayama, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Kodai-in Temple). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and stop by Shimada Shoten.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Katsuragi Highlands, Himeji Castle
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

6
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course and Yodoryokuchi Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Muko City Cultural Museum (in Muko), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and admire the striking features of Kyoto Station Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip tool .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Muko City Cultural Museum, Byodoin
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Popular historic sites such as Ise Grand Shrine and Nagoya Higashiyamaso are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and Mt. Miyaji. Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail (in Nakatsugawa), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Ninja Kingdom, & more) and Gyaruri Momogusa (in Tajimi). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, step off the mainland to explore Mikimoto Pearl Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya route planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Nakasendo Magome-juku, Mt. Miyaji, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

10
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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 Takeshita Street. Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Shoji & Lake Kawaguchi) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). There's lots more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, shop like a local with Asakusa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel website .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nagoya in May, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay May 19 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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