60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Taxi to Iiyama, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Kagoshima
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Motobu-cho attractions planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Motobu-cho is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Motobu-cho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Motobu-cho to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

5
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Naha

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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.
Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Blue Sky (in Nakagusuku-son), Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma) and Nanjo (Sangui, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Okinawa, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and pause for some photo ops at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naha vacation planner.

Drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

5
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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Shikotsuko Kankosen (in Chitose) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Kiushito Wetland). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo travel planner.

You can fly from Naha to Sapporo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Naha in March: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 1°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

7
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Sapporo in March: highs in Tokyo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 21:

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Yamanouchi-machi

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Suginohara (in Myoko), Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort) and Kusatsu-machi (Kusatsu Music Forest Cross Country Course & Kusatsu International Ski Place). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, get a dose of the wild on Snow Monkey Resorts, hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen, and get outside with Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get a bit cooler in Yamanouchi-machi: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Senkoji Temple (in Tonami), J-Wet Adventures (in Toyama) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

Plan a trip to Kanazawa easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

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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: Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Nisshin Civic Hall (in Nisshin). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, fly down the slopes at Hiraya Kogen Ski Area, and see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nagoya, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

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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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and visit Arashiyama.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel route tool.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Yoshimura Residence, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 15th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, then look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, and finally have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima vacation maker tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

3
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Nagasaki

City of Peace

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 much more to do: contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, and examine the collection at Dejima.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki journey planning website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

4
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Kagoshima

Naples of the East

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: Rokkannon Miike Pond (in Ebino), Kirishima (Kirishima Distillery, Kirishima Shrine, &more) and Kirishima Art Ranch (in Yusui-cho). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Lobby.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima holiday maker site.

Getting from Nagasaki to Kagoshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, walk around Kabira Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki travel route app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kagoshima to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kagoshima in April, with highs in Ishigaki at 30°C and lows at 24°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.