60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
2
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
4
Himeji
— 5 nights
5
Kyoto
— 6 nights
6
Nagoya
— 5 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
8
Matsumoto
— 6 nights
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
10
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights

4
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, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki travel site.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. In June, Ishigaki is warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Amakusa), Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Yusui Garden Shimeisou (in Shimabara). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Nagasaki takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in June, expect Nagasaki to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Togo Nakaoyama, Chimachibo Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huis Ten Bosch, Yusui Garden Shimeisou
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku (in Miyoshi). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and stop by Kirei Sake Brewery.

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

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Kirei Sake Brewery, MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
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: Okayama (Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest & Okayama Korakuen Garden), Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso) and Bizen (Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi & Hattoji Furusatomura). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mikobata Senkojo Mine, don't miss a visit to Awaga Shrine, and go for a walk through Takeda Teramachi Street.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Himeji tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Himeji are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Asago, Okayama, Bizen, Tsuda Matsubara, Kunimi no Mori Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

6
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: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Toba (Toba Aquarium & Mikimoto Pearl Island) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, and examine the collection at Okageza.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Angoji Temple (in Nanto), Musee de la Fleur, Fleuri (in Shika-machi) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Wajima, Angoji Temple, Musee de la Fleur, Fleuri, Kita Family House
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

6
nights
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: Ike no Taira Shitsugen (in Tomi), Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Tonkururin). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, head outdoors with Mt. Nishihodakadake, and take a memorable drive along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Takayama, Chubu, Nagano, Azumino Chihiro Park, Ike no Taira Shitsugen
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hirasawa Pass (in Minamimaki-mura), Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Hokuto (Shojigataki Falls, Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, &more). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kimpu, examine the collection at Nirasaki Omura Art Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online travel planner.

Drive from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Matsumoto in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hokuto, Hirasawa Pass, Kusushi Shrine, Nirasaki Omura Art Museum, Fuji-Q Highland
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck ©
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck

5
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 Izu (Hatchoike Pond & Yomotokan), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Gempeigawa River (in Mishima). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and take in panoramic vistas at Tenkakudai.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online trip builder.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Izu, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Gempeigawa River, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

7
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 find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Sankeien Gardens, Kōtoku-in
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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