60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train
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Izu
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Bus to 古島駅前, Fly to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 4 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train to Iiyama, Taxi to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Tokyo — 6 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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Izu.
Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Izu — 5 nights

Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba), Tomei Country Club (in Susono) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, tee off at Amagi Kogen Golf Course, and go for a walk through Kiyagawa Ridge.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Izu tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Izu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in March since evenings lows in Izu dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.
Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:

Ishigaki — 5 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.
Spend 13th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and stroll around Banna Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder.

Fly from Izu to Ishigaki in 5 hours. In March, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Izu - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Naha.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

Naha — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son), The Tower of Himeyuri (in Itoman) and Nanjo (Kudakajima Island & Sefa-Utaki). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Apeman Spa, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Naha trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 2.5 hours. March in Naha sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Motobu-cho.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Baths
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Motobu-cho — 4 nights

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.
Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Atelier43 (in Nago), Ishiyama Viewing Platform (in Ogimi-son) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yaedake, and relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm.

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Traveling by car from Naha to Motobu-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Naha in March, Motobu-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kagoshima.
Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Kagoshima — 4 nights

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Explore Kagoshima's surroundings by going to Kirishima (Kirishima Distillery & Kirishima Shrine), Kirishima Art Ranch (in Yusui-cho) and Minamikyushu (Sata Mifune Garden, Chiran Peace Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sengan-en, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Shiroyama.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Kagoshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Motobu-cho in March; daily highs in Kagoshima reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Nagasaki — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Nagasaki Bio Park (in Saikai) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, stroll around Nabekanmuriyama Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route builder app.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

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 find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Universal Studios Japan), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nagoya.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:

Nagoya — 5 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Ise Grand Shrine) and Maruu Toyama Farm (in Hamamatsu). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, stroll around Chubu Park, go for a walk through Kawatsu Cherry Blossom Avenue (Shinshiro), and contemplate the long history of Black Wall West Colony (Kurokabe no Nishi Shuraku).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in April: highs in Nagoya hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Ski Jam Katsuyama (in Katsuyama). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Nagoya in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Yamanouchi-machi — 4 nights

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Get out of town with these interesting Yamanouchi-machi side-trips: Nagano (Snow Monkey Resorts & Zenko-ji Temple) and Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, and go for a walk through Shiga Kogen.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi journey website.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Sapporo.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

Sapporo — 6 nights

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU (in Kutchan-cho), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Noboribetsu (Spas & Jigokudani). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in April, with highs in Sapporo at 9°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

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.