60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
2
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
5
Nikko
— 5 nights
6
Hokuto
— 5 nights
7
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
8
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
9
Kyoto
— 6 nights
10
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
11
Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
12
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
13
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
14
Miyakojima
— 4 nights

4
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Notoro and Kaminoko Pond. Get in touch with nature at Notsuke Peninsula and Lake Onneto. Change things up with these side-trips from Teshikaga-cho: Abashiri (Abashiri Prison Museum & Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples), Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho) and Kaiyodai Observatory (in Nakashibetsu-cho). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Akan-Mashu National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Teshikaga-cho day trip website.

Los Angeles, USA to Teshikaga-cho is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Teshikaga-cho due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Teshikaga-cho: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri, Lake Onneto, Bihorotoge Lookout, Akan-Mashu National Park, Kaiyodai Observatory
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond
Notsuke Peninsula ©
Notsuke Peninsula
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

3
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, cruise along Road to Heaven, head outdoors with Shiretoko Pass, and identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach, and then make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shakotan-cho online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shari-cho to Shakotan-cho. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shari-cho in August since evenings lows in Shakotan-cho dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Museum and National Museum of Western Art. Explore hidden gems such as Tokyo National Museum and Rainbow Bridge. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Shakotan-cho to Tokyo with the Route module. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in August, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oya History Museum and Senjogahara Field. Get in touch with nature at Yudaki Falls and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Nikko side-trips: Oya temple (in Utsunomiya) and Ryushun Fall (in Nasushiobara). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, contemplate the long history of Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nikko trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in August, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Hokuto.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Ryushun Fall, Nikko National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

5
nights
Hokuto

Hokuto ©
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Akeno Area and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Explore hidden gems such as Kurumayama Highland and Doryuno Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Hokuto: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Motosuko Lake, &more), Pond Shirakoma (in Sakuho-machi) and Suwa Shrine (in Suwa). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Shosenkyo, and explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hokuto trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Hokuto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hokuto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Chino, Shiraito Falls, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Akeno Area ©
Akeno Area
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Kurumayama Highland ©
Kurumayama Highland

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chihiro Art Museum Azumino and Togakushi Shrine Okusha. Get in touch with nature at Norikura Kogen and Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsumoto: Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi), Hakuba-mura (Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, Happo Pond, &more) and Nagano (Lake Kagami & Togakushi Shrine Chusha). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, and steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip planner.

Drive from Hokuto to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Matsumoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakuba-mura, Nagano, Takayama, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Ganshoin Temple
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Kakusenkei Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Gokayama. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Tenshukakau Observatory, &more) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ainokura Gassho Community, make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, and admire the sheer force of Ubagataki Falls.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kanazawa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Ubagataki Falls, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Toji and Kodai-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Tobita Shinchi (in Osaka), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 10:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yakusugi Land and Oko no Taki Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Seibu Trail and Janokuchinotaki Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Wilson Stump, and get outside with Nagata Inakahama.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho road trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

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nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Get in touch with nature at Takachiho Gorge and Nabegataki Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amano Iwato Shrine and Amano Yasugawara. Get out of town with these interesting Takachiho-cho side-trips: Kikuchi Gorge (in Kikuchi), Ikeyama Springs (in Ubuyama-mura) and Aso (Daikanbo & Kusasenrigahama). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka, and don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Takachiho-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in September, Takachiho-cho is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Harajiri Falls, Kikuchi Gorge, Ikeyama Springs, Mt. Aso
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Barasu Island. Get in touch with nature at Hoshisuna Beach and Iriomote Island. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, get outside with Iriomotejima Kaigetsu, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima day trip planning site.

You can fly from Takachiho-cho to Iriomote-jima in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Iriomote-jima: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Nishi Pier. Spend the 22nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get outside with Kondoi Beach, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Aragusuku Beach and Kouri Island. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, go for a walk through Imugya Marine Garden, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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