60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Naha
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Kagoshima
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Kanazawa
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Himeji
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
10
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Bhubaneswar

6
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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, walk around Banna Park, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bhubaneswar, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in June, you will find days in Ishigaki are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park) and Zamami-son (Nishibama Beach, Gahijima Sand Dune, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, don't miss a visit to Cape Manzamo, and look for gifts at Splash Okinawa Shop No. 1.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naha tour planning tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. June in Naha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Onna-son, Motobu-cho, Aharen Beach, Amagusuku Observatory
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Onodake), Ibusuki (Mt. Kaimondake & Onsen Resorts) and Yusui-cho (Maruike Pond Spring Water at the foot of Mt. Kirishima & Kirishima Art Ranch). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Shrine, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and walk around Tadamoto Park.

Before you visit Kagoshima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Naha to Kagoshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Naha in June, expect Kagoshima to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minamikyushu, Kirishima, Ibusuki, Yusui-cho, Takachihonomine
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, take in the views from Megane Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Hongouchi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Tokyo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 30:
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center (in Suwa) and Okuniwa Nature Park (in Narusawa-mura). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Fuji, stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and don't miss a visit to Shinsekai Kanpai Street.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Keigashima Canyon, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Matsumoto Castle, Ryugatake
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

7
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 Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more) and Senkoji Temple (in Tonami). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Toyama, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Senkoji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 13:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Jishu Shrine (in Otsu), Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Universal Studios Japan) and Dotombori (Dotombori District & Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Okayama (Okayama Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, get great views at Tottori Sand Dunes, identify plant and animal life at Hattoji Furusatomura, and browse the exhibits of The Sand Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Himeji vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Himeji hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Okayama, Asago, Tottori, Bizen
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

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). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Okonomimura, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and explore the activities along Pond of Peace.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima planning app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
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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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