60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
4
Nagoya
— 6 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
6
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
8
Himeji
— 4 nights
9
Kyoto
— 7 nights
10
Kanazawa
— 5 nights

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Montreal in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

6
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: Izu (Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, Asahi Taki Fall, &more), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Kamatsuru Himono Honten, Atami Ginzadori (in Atami). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Izu, Fuji, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Atagawa Bananawani Garden Bunen, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Hirasawa Pass (in Minamimaki-mura), Hokuto (Yatsugatake Kogen Bridge, Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, &more) and Chichibu (Fudo Falls & Nakatsu River). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Senjogadake, walk around Takato Castle Remains Park, and admire the sheer force of Marugami Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hokuto, Fujiyoshida, Chichibu, Hirasawa Pass, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck ©
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Ise (Ise Ninja Kingdom, Okageza, &more), Toba (Former Toba Elementary School, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip planner.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, you will find days in Nagoya are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle, Kasumi Yumekujira Park
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

6
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get outside with Yonehara Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki travel planning tool.

You can fly from Nagoya to Ishigaki in 6 hours. When traveling from Nagoya in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ishigaki, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Chimachibo Park (in Takeo), Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Yusui Garden Shimeisou (in Shimabara). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and stroll through Glover Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Nagasaki takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, things will get slightly colder in Nagasaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amakusa, Chimachibo Park, Huis Ten Bosch, Yusui Garden Shimeisou, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
nights
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 (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online day trip planner.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Higashihiroshima, Matsuyama Castle, Kintaikyo Bridge, MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
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: Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Shikoku Mura Village (in Takamatsu). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, make a trip to Daisen Outlook, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji travel route planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Himeji sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Otsuka Museum of Art, Daisen Outlook, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Shikoku Mura Village
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and visit Arashiyama.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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