60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 7 nights
Bus + Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
8
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Naha
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place & Niseko Hanazono Resort), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, trek along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Sapporo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in January, with highs in Sapporo at -3°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

7
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Ito (Ikeda museum of 20th century art & Izu Glass and Craft Museum), Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakone-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in January; daily highs in Hakone-machi reach 5°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ito, Yamanakako-mura, Izu, Inoue Sake Brewery, Kazurayama Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 28:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

8
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Hase-dera Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, contemplate the long history of Tokyo National Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in January: highs in Tokyo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 5:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, & more), Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Nagase house, & more) and Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, hit the slopes at Takasu Snow Park, get outside with Winghills Shirotori Resort, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planning tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Gujo, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Ski Jam Katsuyama
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Kita), Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Takeda Teramachi Street (in Asago), Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka) and Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura & Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip builder app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Himeji are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yabu, Mt. Kuma, Kunimi no Mori Park, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Takeda Teramachi Street
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more) and Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Fukuyama University Marine Biocenter Aquarium.

Find out how to plan Hiroshima trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Fukuyama University Marine Biocenter Aquarium, Mizuho Highland
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagasaki side-trips: Kigaigaura Observation Deck (in Amakusa), Chimachibo Park (in Takeo) and Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Meganeiwa, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and examine the collection at Dejima.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sasebo, Kigaigaura Observation Deck, Chimachibo Park
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium), Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Nakijin-son (Aiai Farm, Nakijin Castle Ruins, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Ishiji, and don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naha online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in March, expect Naha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Motobu-cho, Nanjo, Onna-son, Haebaru Town Museum
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get outside with Yonehara Beach, stroll around Banna Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3 hours. In March in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kondoi Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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