60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hakuba-mura
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki
— 6 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Nanjo
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Nanjo
— 2 nights
Bus to 旭橋駅, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ise
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Santander

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Hase-dera Temple and Kanda Myojin. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu (in Hakone-machi), Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and Kashima Jingu (in Kashima). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yushima Tenmangu, steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, and explore the world behind art at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning website.

Santander, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Santander to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santander in February, plan for little chillier nights in Tokyo, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.
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Nozawaonsen-mura — 6 nights

Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Haruna Shrine and Karuizawa Kogen Church will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Nozawa Onsen and Kagura Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Explore Nozawaonsen-mura's surroundings by going to Obuse-machi (Ganshoin Temple & Hokusai-kan), Fukiwarenotaki Falls (in Numata) and Yuzawa-machi (Ponshukan, Naeba Ski Resort, &more).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nozawaonsen-mura trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nozawaonsen-mura takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect Nozawaonsen-mura to be little chillier, temps between 4°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Hakuba-mura.
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Hakuba-mura — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Snow Monkey Resorts. Get a sense of the local culture at Hakuba and Togakushi Shrine Okusha. Step out of Hakuba-mura to go to Otari-mura and see Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, which is approximately 36 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, stop by Hakuba Jump Arena, explore the activities along Happo Pond, and take in the awesome beauty at Happoone.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura trip planner.

Drive from Nozawaonsen-mura to Hakuba-mura in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hakuba-mura can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nagasaki.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yutoku Inari Shrine and Glover House and Office. Suwa Shrine and Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum (in Saga) and Amakusa (Aamakusa Rozariokan, Sakitsu Catholic Church, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of 26 Martyrs Museum, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, examine the collection at Dejima, and admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki journey app.

You can fly from Hakuba-mura to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakuba-mura in February, with highs in Nagasaki at 12°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nanjo.
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Nanjo — 2 nights

With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, take an in-depth tour of Himeyuri Peace Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Okinawa Naritasan Fukusen-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sefa Utaki, and finally go for a walk through Cape Chinen Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nanjo trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nagasaki to Nanjo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, Nanjo is somewhat warmer than Nagasaki - with highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Taketomi Island Kuramoto Remains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Hamashima In Leaf (in Taketomi-jima), Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, Kohama Island Information Center, &more) and Kuro-shima (Nakamoto Beach & Kuroshima V-Gorge). Spend 1st (Wed) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip maker site.

Getting from Nanjo to Ishigaki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. February in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 7:

Iriomote-jima — 3 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Explore hidden gems such as Iriomote Island and Sakiyama North Corner. Visiting Ida no Hama Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, identify plant and animal life at Sotobanare Minami, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 6 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get some historical perspective at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Ammama Utaki. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harimizu Utaki and Yukishio Museum. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, and get outside with Sunayama Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In March in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ise.
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Ise — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ise Shrine Geku and Oharai-machi. Explore hidden gems such as Sarutahiko Shrine and Hanano Iwaya Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ise: Shinmei Shrine (in Toba) and Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck (in Shima). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, don't miss a visit to Meotoiwa Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toba Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Former Toyomiyazaki Library.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Ise visit planning tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ise in 4 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, you will find days in Ise are colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Byodoin and Kyoto Railway Museum. Popular historic sites such as Toji and Sanzen-in Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikone (Genkyuen Garden & Hikone Castle), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Ine no Funaya (in Ine-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taga Taisha, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine.

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Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in March, Kyoto is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kutchan-cho.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 28:

Kutchan-cho — 3 nights

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Get outdoors at Kiroro Snow World and Niseko Village Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kutchan-cho: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Asarigawa Onsen Winter Resort (in Otaru). It doesn't end there: get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and fly down the slopes at Asahigaoka Ski Areas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kutchan-cho by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in March, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kutchan-cho: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Japan travel guide

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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.
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