60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Nara
— 8 nights
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Himeji
— 8 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 8 nights
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
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Tokyo
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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 day by day itinerary now includes Ginkakuji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, Nijo Castle, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Universal Studios Japan, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Gion, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Kyoto. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, expect Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Nara

Ancient City

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.
Todai-ji Temple has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Koya-cho (Kodai-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Ise Grand Shrine (in Ise). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, look for gifts at Studio Yamato Zakura, don't miss a visit to Tsudoshiroyama Ancient Tomb, and examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

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

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 13:

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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.
You've now added Himeji Castle to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Ako City Folk Shiryokan (in Ako) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at The Sand Museum, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, and don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip planner.

You can drive from Nara to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January in Himeji, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 21:

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Yamato Museum (in Kure). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Peace Flame.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

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Nagasaki

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimachibo Park (in Takeo), Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Arita-cho (Akaeza & Genemongama Aritakamamoto). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, walk around Nagao Castle Park, and get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

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Naha

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Okinawa Zoo & Museum (in Okinawa City), Motobu-cho (Tropical Dream Center, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Cape Manzamo, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to American Village, view the masterpieces at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, and contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Naha holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Naha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in January; daily highs in Naha reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 8:

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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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum, stroll around Kabira Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip site.

Getting from Naha to Ishigaki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, visit Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in February, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.