60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + train:  19​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 28 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nagahama
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Osaka
— 14 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kobe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Nara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Wakayama
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

28
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kofukuji Temple, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Amanohashidate View Land, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ninna-ji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Maizuru (Matsunoodera Temple & Goro Sky Tower), Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura (in Nantan) and Uji River (in Uji). There's much more to do: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, make a trip to Arashiyama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online itinerary builder .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kyoto is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in April, with highs in Kyoto at 22°C and lows at 11°C. You'll set off for Nagahama on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Maizuru, Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, Amanohashidate View Land, Daitokuji Temple, Uji River
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

1
night
Nagahama

Nagahama ©
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nagahama trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kyoto to Nagahama in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect nights in Nagahama to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagahama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Lake Biwa
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Lake Biwa ©
Lake Biwa
Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Chikubushima ©
Chikubushima

14
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Legoland Discovery Center Osaka, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tempozan Ferris Wheel and HEP FIVE観覧車. Step out of Osaka with an excursion to Minoo Park in Mino--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka City Central Hall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planner .

You can drive from Nagahama to Osaka in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagahama in May: highs in Osaka hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will leave for Kobe on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Minoo Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park

5
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway, Kitano-cho, Rokko-Shidare Observatory, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kobe Harborland and Nishinomiya Shrine. Step out of Kobe to go to Nishinomiya and see Shukugawa Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden and admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kobe travel itinerary planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Traveling from Osaka in May, expect nights in Kobe to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Himeji, Nishinomiya, Takeda Castle Ruins
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Shukugawa Park ©
Shukugawa Park
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

5
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, Shinyakushiji Temple, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Yoshino and Kofuku-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Yoshino-cho (Yoshimizu Shrine & Kinpusenji Temple). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, browse the exhibits of Nara National Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

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Drive from Kobe to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. When traveling from Kobe in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nara, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Wakayama on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yoshino-cho, Horyu-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple

3
nights
Wakayama

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Choishi Michi, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wakayama Castle and Tamatsushima Shrine. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wakayama tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Nara to Wakayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nara in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Wakayama. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toNachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
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You can drive from Wakayama to Nachikatsura-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruins of Shingu Castle
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Kinomatsushima Island ©
Kinomatsushima Island
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

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