60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
2
Tokyo
— 7 nights
3
Nikko
— 6 nights
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
5
Takayama
— 6 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
7
Kyoto
— 7 nights
8
Himeji
— 4 nights
9
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
10
Ishigaki
— 5 nights

5
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: River Rafting & Tubing (in Kutchan-cho), Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Noboribetsu Date Historic Village) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Jingu, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sapporo vacation maker website.

Tampere, Finland to Sapporo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Tampere to Sapporo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampere in August, you will find days in Sapporo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, River Rafting & Tubing, Otaru Canal, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

7
nights
Tokyo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in August: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 14:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
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.
Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden (in Katashina-mura), Oe Wetlands (in Minamiaizu-machi) and Kakumambuchi (in Maebashi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, explore the activities along Kinugawa River Source, walk around Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and explore the striking landscape of Oze National Park.

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

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in August, you will find days in Nikko are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Japan, Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden, Oe Wetlands, Kakumambuchi
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©

6
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Susono Fishing Park (in Susono), Abe Great Waterfall (in Shizuoka) and Ita Beach (in Numazu). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, enjoy the sand and surf at Toi Beach, head outdoors with Odoi Beach, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Susono Fishing Park, Abe Great Waterfall, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Ita Beach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck ©
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck

6
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route), Matsumoto (Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), Matsumoto Castle, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, and stop by Shofuen Matsuno Chaho.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Takayama trip planner.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in August, expect nights in Takayama to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Matsumoto, Tateyama-machi, Amidaga Falls
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Okedaki Falls (in Wajima), Takazawa Candle (in Nanao) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). There's still lots to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kanazawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Komatsu, Nanao, Ryusogadaki Falls, Okedaki Falls, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 14:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Shikoku Mura Village (in Takamatsu) and Awaga Shrine (in Asago). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Daisen Outlook, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Himeji route maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Himeji sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yabu, Daisen Outlook, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Shikoku Mura Village
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle, Kintaikyo Bridge, Kanyoji Temple
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
nights
Ishigaki

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Yonehara Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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