60 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

60 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
3
Kanazawa, Japan
— 5 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
6
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
7
Onna-son, Japan
— 6 nights
8
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 3 nights
10
Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
11
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights

4
nights
Kutchan-cho, Japan

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore hidden gems such as Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Visiting Rusutsu Resort Ski and Hokkaido Backcountry Club will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kagaminuma and walk around Fukidashi Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip builder.

London, UK to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Kutchan-cho due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Kutchan-cho reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Otaru Canal, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Fukidashi Park
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hase-dera Temple and Zojo-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Tokyo National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, Kōtoku-in, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kutchan-cho to Tokyo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kutchan-cho, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

5
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Visit Kanda house and Wada House for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ainokura Gassho Community and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Takayama (Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Kanazawa at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Nanto, Maruoka Castle, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
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Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Koshien History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Ise Shrine Geku, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and visit Gion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Osaka, Himeji, Koshien History Museum
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Yamato Museum and JMSDF Kure Museum. Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Tobishima Kaido. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Tobishima Kaido
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

3
nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
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 Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Oko no Taki Fall will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yakusugi Land and Seibu Trail. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama, get advice or help at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, make a trip to Wilson Stump, and admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yakushima-cho, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

6
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get some cultural insight at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Daisekirinzan. Venture out of the city with trips to Busena Beach (in Nago), Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach & Cape Hedo) and Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum, The Tower of Himeyuri, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, get to know the fascinating history of Zakimi Castle Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Chinen Park, and step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip maker.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Onna-son, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naha, Nanjo, Kunigami-son, Itoman, Motobu-cho
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Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Ikema-jima Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, get outside with Aragusuku Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Miyakojima online tour planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Ida no Hama Beach. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Pinaisara Falls. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, make a trip to Nakama-river Protected Region, and identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

5
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, and examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In April in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Spirited Garden and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Udo and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seopjikoji, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, make a trip to Gueomri Stone Salt Farm, get outside with Sanho Beach, and go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Jeju takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

7
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Folk Museum of Korea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae)). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and make a trip to Jongmyo Shrine.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seoul sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Suwon
Find places to stay May 11 — 18:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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