60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Kagoshima
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Naha
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Hamburg

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Samuraikibun Kamakura) and Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site.

Hamburg, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura, Hakone-machi
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 2:
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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
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: Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Suwa (Maihime Breweries & Kirigamine Nature Conservation Center) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji, head outdoors with Mt. Kumotori, find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Izu, Fujiyoshida, Suwa, Chichibu, Kusushi Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Toyama (Yamafuji Vineyard & Horizon Winery & Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

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

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Komatsu, Toyama, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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: Dotombori (in Dotombori), Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto visit planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi (in Bizen), Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji day trip site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Okayama, Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi, Mt. Takamikura, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Sato Fruit Kobo
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and take in the pleasant sights at Kintaikyo Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Miyoshi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

6
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 Mars Tsunuki Distillery Tsunuki Kishogura (in Minamisatsuma), Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Onodake) and Eguchi Horai Hall (in Hioki). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, admire the natural beauty at Haniwa Garden, admire the masterpieces at Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, and go for a walk through Sengan-en.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Minamikyushu, Miyazaki, Rokkannon Miike Pond, Mars Tsunuki Distillery Tsunuki Kishogura
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

5
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Shimabara (Yusui Garden Shimeisou & Honkoji Temple), Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Meganeiwa, &more) and Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park (in Minamishimabara). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, don't miss a visit to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sasebo, Shimabara, Nagao Castle Park, Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Umi-Budou henza Farm (in Uruma), Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, Zakimi Castle Ruins, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Amagusuku Observatory, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, and don't miss a visit to Yachimun Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naha online trip planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Nagasaki in May, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Zamami-son, Yomitan-son, Itoman, Nanjo
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, walk around Kabira Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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