60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 7 nights
4
Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
5
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
7
Himeji
— 4 nights
8
Kyoto
— 8 nights
9
Kanazawa
— 9 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Urayasu
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 10:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Maihime Breweries (in Suwa), Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. The adventure continues: stroll through Mount Fuji, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tatadohama Beach.

You can plan Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Shimoda, Yamanakako-mura, Mount Fuji, Maihime Breweries
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

7
nights
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: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, stroll around Kabira Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Ishigaki takes 8 hours. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, expect nights in Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are much hotter, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 24:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

6
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center (in Yomitan-son), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Kise Beach (in Nago). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, get outside with Akabaka Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho online day trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nakijin-son, Izena-son, Iheya-son, Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, and get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Nagasaki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Motobu-cho in June, expect Nagasaki to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima visit planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Shimai Falls, JMSDF Kure Museum
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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: Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura & Tendaki Falls), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Tottori Sand Dunes (in Tottori). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, step off the mainland to explore Inujima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, and contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Himeji travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Himeji sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Yabu, Okayama, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

8
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Tower Knives Osaka, &more), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Todai-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in July, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Nagoya Castle
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 21:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

9
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Gokayama (in Nanto), Hakusan (Ubagataki Falls, Sairin-ji Temple, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Hakusan, Katsuyama, Zuiryuji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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