60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h
5
Nakijin-son
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
6
Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
8
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
10
Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Phoenix

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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Urayasu and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

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Phoenix, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are much colder, around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Irabu Bridge. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island, and stroll through Aragusuku Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. In April, Miyakojima is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

6
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, make a trip to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakano Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima tour builder website .

Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Hirakubozaki and Banna Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island (in Yubu-jima) and Ubutaki Lookouts (in Kohama-jima). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island, Ubutaki Lookouts
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

5
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kouri-jima Island and Okichan Theater. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakijin-son: Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach & Daisekirinzan), Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son) and Mt. Izena Forest Park (in Izena-son). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and stroll through Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nakijin-son driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Nakijin-son in 6 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Nakijin-son. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Kunigami-son, Yoron-cho, Mt. Izena Forest Park, Noho Ohashi
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

5
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Wilson Stump. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, hike along Yaksushima Trecking, Jomon Japanese Cedar Course, don't miss a visit to Kigensugi Cedar, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Nakijin-son to Yakushima-cho in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Misen and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Gekijyo, & more), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Momijidani Park (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Senkoji & Senkoji Park, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Kintaikyo Bridge ©
Kintaikyo Bridge
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

6
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 hidden gems such as Toji and Tofuku-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Gion, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto planning app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fugan Unga Kansui Park, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa attractions planning app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Toyama, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Shishiku Park
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

5
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Ukimido Park (in Toyako-cho), Sobetsu Park (in Sobetsu-cho) and Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath (in Noboribetsu). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Hanazono Niseko Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Kutchan-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Kanazawa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kutchan-cho, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Shakotan-cho, Lake Toya, Ukimido Park, Sobetsu Park
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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