60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
2
Naha
— 4 nights
3
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
5
Himeji
— 3 nights
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
8
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
10
Nikko
— 5 nights
11
Tokyo
— 5 nights
12
Biei-cho
— 5 nights
13
Sapporo
— 4 nights

4
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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.
Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary maker tool.

Porto, Portugal to Ishigaki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Ishigaki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Spas

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Tokashiku Beach), Gahijima Sand Dune (in Zamami-son) and Motobu-cho (Bisezaki, Okichan Theater, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, head outdoors with Nirai Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Naha using our trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Tokashiki-son, Kerama Islands, Gahijima Sand Dune, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more), Nanaku Strawberry Farm (in Okayama) and Tokushima (Zuiganji Temple, Tokushimacity Tengu Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, head off the coast to Takami Island, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, and make a trip to Okunoin Kasagatakiji Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu holiday maker site.

You can fly from Naha to Takamatsu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in July, Takamatsu is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Tokushima, Tonosho-cho, Nanaku Strawberry Farm, Takami Island
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker.

Traveling by train from Takamatsu to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Matsue Swimming Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokkosan Kaburaiji Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kobe, Daisen Outlook, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Matsue Swimming Beach, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in July, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama Jinya (in Takayama), Mount Hakusan (in Hakusan) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanazawa, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Takayama Jinya, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Mount Hakusan
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Tsugaike Natural Park (in Otari-mura), Shiraike Lake (in Itoigawa) and Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, explore the striking landscape at Yashimagahara Marsh, and gain insight at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsugaike Natural Park, Yubatake, Yashimagahara Marsh, Utsukushigahara Highlands, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Tsugaike Natural Park ©
Tsugaike Natural Park
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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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: Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura) and Hakone-machi (Owaku-dani Valley, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mount Fuji, admire the sheer force of Haha no Shirataki Waterfall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in August, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Waku Pond
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nikko: Oe Wetlands (in Minamiaizu-machi), Kakumambuchi (in Maebashi) and Minakami-machi (MTB Japan Adventure Tours & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nantai, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park, and explore the activities along Kinugawa River Source.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nikko takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. In August, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Minakami-machi, Nikko National Park, Oe Wetlands, Mount Tanigawa, Kakumambuchi
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, visit Akihabara, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:
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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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Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Biei-cho: Kamifurano-cho (Flower Land Kamifurano, Hinode Park, &more), Nakafurano-cho (Tomita Melon House, Farm Tomita, &more) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Natural Hiking Route & Asahi-dake). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi, make a trip to Panorama Road, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Biei-cho online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Biei-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in August, things will get slightly colder in Biei-cho: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nakafurano-cho, Kamifurano-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Furano
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

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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: Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church), Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe & Jigokudani) and Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), stroll through Mt. Moiwa, and hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online route planner.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Biei-cho in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sapporo, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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