60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + train + Fly:  7​h
3
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
5
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Nikko
— 4 nights
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
On the 5th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, head outdoors with Yarabudake, and stroll through Yonehara Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kadena-cho) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Bridge & Kouri-jima Island). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Motobu-cho trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. In October in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Kayaking & Canoeing, Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fukugawa Falls
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Nagao Castle Park (in Nagayo-cho), Chimachibo Park (in Takeo) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll through Yusui Garden Shimeisou, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and take in the views from Megane Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Nagasaki takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Motobu-cho in October, things will get little chillier in Nagasaki: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chimachibo Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huis Ten Bosch, Yusui Garden Shimeisou, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more), Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama) and Senseki Garden (in Higashihiroshima). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Senseki Garden, MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku, Matsuyama Castle
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Bizen (Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi & Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei) and Okayama (Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest & Korakuen Garden). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, hike along Mt Shosha hiking, and steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Himeji online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bizen, Okayama, Shikoku Mura Village, Kunimi no Mori Park, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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: Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan), Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

Before you visit Kanazawa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Ishikawa Jumoku Park, Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
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5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Hida Takayama Museum of Art, & more) and Tateyama-machi (Mikurigaike Pond, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb, look for gifts at Hanakomichi, and let the kids burn off some steam at Matsumoto Alps Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Matsumoto trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, you will find days in Matsumoto are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Tateyama-machi
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Nishizawa Valley (in Yamanashi), Panoramic Viewing Platform (in Yamanakako-mura) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, snap pictures at Oshino Omiya Bridge, get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Matsumoto in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chubu, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Nishizawa Valley, Fuji-Q Highland, Oshino Omiya Bridge
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park ©
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park

4
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Step out of Nikko with an excursion to Shojinsawa Spring Group in Shioya-machi--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, walk around Nikko National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and admire the sheer force of Yudaki Falls.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nikko trip app .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nikko by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November in Nikko, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Shojinsawa Spring Group
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner .

Traveling by train from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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