60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
3
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
4
Izu
— 5 nights
5
Nagoya
— 4 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
8
Osaka
— 5 nights
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
10
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
11
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
12
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
13
Naha
— 4 nights
14
Ishigaki
— 5 nights

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru Canal, &more), Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe) and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sapporo online driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Sapporo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Sapporo at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

5
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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.
Have a day of magic on the 10th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sapporo in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Susono (Keigashima Canyon, Five Hundred Club, &more), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Lake Kawaguchi, &more) and Fujisanhongusengen Shrine Okumiya (in Fujinomiya). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

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

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izu.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Susono, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Gotemba, Mount Fuji, Fujisanhongusengen Shrine Okumiya
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

5
nights
Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Get out of town with these interesting Izu side-trips: Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami) and Ito (Yes! Strawberry, Izu Shaboten Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Nakaizu Green Club, don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, identify plant and animal life at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, and admire the masterpieces at Ivory Craft Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Izu trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Izu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hakone-machi in March, with highs in Izu at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Izu

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ito, Izunokuni, Kinomiya Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Nakaizu Green Club ©
Nakaizu Green Club
Izu Heights Golf Club ©
Izu Heights Golf Club
Amagi Kogen Golf Course ©
Amagi Kogen Golf Course

4
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 Nagoya's surroundings by going to Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Ise Grand Shrine) and Toba Aquarium (in Toba). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip planner.

Getting from Izu to Nagoya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Izu in March since evenings lows in Nagoya dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, Chubu Park, Minamichita Strawberry Farm, Black Wall West Colony (Kurokabe no Nishi Shuraku)
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya & Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan)). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, stop by Higashichaya Old Town, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip builder tool.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, Kanazawa is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Ski Jam Katsuyama, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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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: Byodoin (in Uji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Byodoin, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, try out the rides at SpaWorld, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

You can plan Hiroshima trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and stroll around Nagao Castle Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Kirishima (Kagoshima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoken Shrine, don't miss a visit to Temmonkan Mujyaki, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kagoshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kirishima
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Nago (Fukugawa Falls & Helios Distillery), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Ishiyama Viewing Platform (in Ogimi-son). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, get outside with Mt. Yaedake, and admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kagoshima to Motobu-cho takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nago, Nakijin-son, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Ishiyama Viewing Platform
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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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: Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, &more), Uruma (Katsuren Castle Ruins & Kamimuyra Brewery) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and make a trip to Yachimun Street.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naha trip planner.

Drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman, Uruma, Onna-son, St. Clara Church
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, walk around Banna Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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