60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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.
When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Ongazaki, and look and learn at Ishigakijima Observatory.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip planning website.

Porto, Portugal to Ishigaki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in June, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Takatsukiyama Observatory Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, and make a trip to Makishi Public Market.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naha trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Motobu-cho, Tokashiki-son, Onna-son, Kouri Ohashi
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, stroll around Nagao Castle Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nagasaki travel planner.

Getting from Naha to Nagasaki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in June, things will get slightly colder in Nagasaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

5
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Yusui-cho (Maruike Pond Spring Water at the foot of Mt. Kirishima & Kirishima Art Ranch), Chiran Peace Museum (in Minamikyushu) and Ibusuki (Onsen Resorts & Mt. Kaimondake). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sengan-en, sample the tasty concoctions at Musougura, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and make a trip to Nihonichi no Kyoju Kamo no Okusu.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip builder app.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yusui-cho, Ibusuki, Aira, Kirishima, Rokkannon Miike Pond
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima 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: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku (in Miyoshi) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planner.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more), Kobe (Kobe Oji Zoo & Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, stroll around Kunimi no Mori Park, admire the natural beauty at Ashiya Rock Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hattoji Furusatomura.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kobe, Ashiya Rock Garden, Nishiharima Observatory Park, Kunimi no Mori Park
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

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: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning app.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Gokayama (in Nanto) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Nagase house, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Gokayama
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
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.
Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano), Hakubaoike (in Otari-mura) and Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Sanmachi Suji, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and contemplate the waterfront views at Pond Tashiro.

Plan trip to Matsumoto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kanazawa to Matsumoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Matsumoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Takayama, Chubu, Daikanbo, Zenko-ji Temple, Hakubaoike
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
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Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Keigashima Canyon (in Susono), Okuniwa Nature Park (in Narusawa-mura) and Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mount Fuji, explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, get great views at Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, and pick up some new kitchen skills with Fujiyama Sushi-Making Tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online travel route builder.

Drive from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Fujiyoshida, Yamanakako-mura, Keigashima Canyon, Okuniwa Nature Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

9
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 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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