60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
2
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
3
Kamakura
— 4 nights
4
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
6
Nikko
— 5 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
8
Nagoya
— 3 nights
9
Kyoto
— 5 nights
10
Osaka
— 5 nights
11
Kurashiki
— 3 nights
12
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
13
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
14
Ishigaki
— 5 nights

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church) and Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Moiwa, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo tour itinerary tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sapporo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, you will find days in Sapporo are colder (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Jigokudani
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biei-cho: Higashikawa-cho (Susoaidaira, Asahi-dake, &more), Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Campana Rokkatei (in Furano). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, and experience rural life at Biei Farm.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Biei-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Biei-cho: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Campana Rokkatei
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

4
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kamakura is known for historic sites, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myohoji Temple (Kokedera Temple), make a trip to Kōtoku-in, and head off the coast to Enoshima Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kamakura journey planner.

You can fly from Biei-cho to Kamakura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kamakura when traveling from Biei-cho in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fujisawa
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Yamanakako-mura (Mt. Ishiwari & Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kamakura to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Izu, Yamanakako-mura, Kazurayama Castle Ruins, Shinsekai Kanpai Street, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

6
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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
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.
Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Ozegahara (in Katashina-mura), Ashikaga (Banna-ji Temple Romon Gate, Banna-ji Temple Tahoto, &more) and Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, explore the activities along Sainoko Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sakana to Mori no Kansatsuen.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nikko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nikko, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ashikaga, Ozegahara, Nikko National Park, Oya History Museum
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Gokayama (in Nanto). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Nikko to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Gokayama
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Shimin Shiki no Mori (in Komaki), Nisshin Civic Hall (in Nisshin) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, stroll around Chubu Park, contemplate the long history of Seinan Sumiyagura, and see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Shimin Shiki no Mori, Nisshin Civic Hall, Inuyama Castle, Kasumi Yumekujira Park, Chubu Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto route planning tool.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in July, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Sato Fruit Kobo
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Get out of town with these interesting Kurashiki side-trips: Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho), Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Nanaku Strawberry Farm) and Takamatsu (Shikoku Mura Village & Ritsurin Garden). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, engage your brain at Life Park Kurashiki Science Center, examine the collection at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kurashiki online tour planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Kurashiki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in August, plan for little chillier days in Kurashiki, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama, Takamatsu, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Kotohira-gu, Bisei Observatory
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip maker.

Take a train from Kurashiki to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son), Cave Okinawa (in Uruma) and Onna-son (Blue Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and experience rural life at Aiai Farm.

Plan a Motobu-cho trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Onna-son, Cave Okinawa
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

5
nights
Ishigaki

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. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, walk around Kabira Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki visit planner.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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