60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
2
Nozawaonsen-mura
— 5 nights
3
Nakijin-son
— 5 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 7 nights
6
Takachiho-cho
— 6 nights
7
Nagasaki
— 6 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
9
Kyoto
— 7 nights
10
Tokyo
— 6 nights

5
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Indian Water Wheel Park (in Toyoura-cho), Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort) and Ukimido Park (in Toyako-cho). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, admire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and make a trip to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kutchan-cho trip planning tool.

Tokyo to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for much colder days in Kutchan-cho, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sapporo, Niseko-cho, Indian Water Wheel Park, Sobetsu Park, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

5
nights
Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Nozawa Onsen. Explore Nozawaonsen-mura's surroundings by going to Hakuba-mura (Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, &more), Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area (in Yamanouchi-machi) and Togakushi Shrine Okusha (in Nagano).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nozawaonsen-mura trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kutchan-cho to Nozawaonsen-mura. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kutchan-cho in January: highs in Nozawaonsen-mura hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Hakuba-mura, Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area

5
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nakijin Castle Ruins and Kouri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakijin-son: Onna Station Nakayukui Market (in Onna-son), Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan, &more) and Uruma (Katsuren Castle Ruins & Kaichu Road). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, take in panoramic vistas at Kouri Ocean Tower, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nakijin-son day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nozawaonsen-mura to Nakijin-son. Traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in January, things will get much warmer in Nakijin-son: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Kunigami-son, Uruma, Nago Pineapple Park, Onna Station Nakayukui Market
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
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 Ikema Ohashi Bridge and Kouri Island. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Miyakojima fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Nakijin-son to Miyakojima in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Nakijin-son in February, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tamatorizaki Observatory and Kondoi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ishigaki side-trips: Hateruma-jima (Cape Takanazaki & Nishihama Beach), Hamashima In Leaf (in Taketomi-jima) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Iriomote-jima). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, walk around Banna Park, and take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online itinerary planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Hateruma-jima, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

6
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Explore hidden gems such as Aoshima Shrine and Mt. Yufu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Aso (Kusasenrigahama & Daikanbo), Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura) and Aoshima Island (in Miyazaki). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mukabaki, and take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho travel route planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ishigaki in February: high temperatures in Takachiho-cho hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Shirakawa Springs, Mt. Yufu
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu

6
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Suwa Shrine and Inasayama Observation Deck. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) (in Unzen) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Urakami Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki road trip planning app.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Nagasaki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell), Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:
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Ōura Church ©
Ōura Church
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Inasayama Observation Deck ©
Inasayama Observation Deck

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toji and Amanohashidate View Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Amanohashidate View Land
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills) and Tokyo National Museum. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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