60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner
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Fly
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Miyakojima
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive
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Onna-son
— 5 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Ishigaki
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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 Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Nikko
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Nikko
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Shari-cho
— 6 nights
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Shakotan-cho
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Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Sulaymaniyah

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunayama Beach and Yabiji. Visiting Aragusuku Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, kick back and relax at Ikizu Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary maker site.

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq to Miyakojima is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sulaymaniyah to Miyakojima is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 23:

Zamami-son — 3 nights

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Get in touch with nature at Furuzamami Beach and Kerama Islands. Step off the beaten path and head to Aka Beach and Nishibama Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ama Beach, get outside with Kushibaru Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Zamamijima Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zamami-son trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Zamami-son. In June in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Onna-son.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Onna-son — 5 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get outdoors at Blue Cave and Scuba & Snorkeling. For shopping fun, head to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM or Onna Station Nakayukui Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Emerald Beach), Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman) and Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nirai Beach, learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, get outside with Manza Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Onna-son trip maker website.

You can drive from Zamami-son to Onna-son in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

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 a sense of the local culture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kondoi Beach and Tamatorizaki Observatory. Spend 2nd (Sat) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Yonehara Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Ishigaki in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 8:

Iriomote-jima — 4 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Iriomote Island. Step out of the city life by going to Ida no Hama Beach and Nara no Taki Falls. On the 9th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Barasu Island and take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In July in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Yakushima-cho — 4 nights

A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Visiting Yakusugi Land and Nagata Inakahama will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Jōmon Sugi. There's much more to do: get outside with Seibu Trail, admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, and make a trip to Taikoiwa.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Yakushima-cho takes 10 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Yakushima-cho, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Pontocho District. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Change things up with a short trip to Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum in Osaka (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Nikko.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 23:

Nikko — 7 nights

A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Escape the urban bustle at Kammangafuchi Gorge and Ryuzu Waterfall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oya History Museum and Yudaki Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Fujishiro Seiji Museum in Nasu-machi (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Oze National Park. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, go for a walk through Senjogahara Field, explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nikko journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kyoto to Nikko takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Nikko hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Ueno District. Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and The National Art Center, Tokyo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and stop by Akihabara.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in July: highs in Tokyo hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Shari-cho.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 6:

Shari-cho — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko National Park. Get outdoors at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Road to Heaven. Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu & Mt. Io) and Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, make a trip to Shiretoko Misaki, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

You can plan Shari-cho trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Tokyo to Shari-cho by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in August: high temperatures in Shari-cho hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:

Shakotan-cho — 2 nights

Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
On the 13th (Sat), get outside with Shimamu Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho online journey maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shari-cho to Shakotan-cho. Traveling from Shari-cho in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Shakotan-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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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