60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Onna-son
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Himeji
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Iwami-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Kyotango
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
11
Shimoda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visit Akabaka Beach and Anchihama for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Shurijo Castle and St. Clara Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Toguchi Beach (in Yomitan-son), Nago (Kise Beach, Nago citizen Beach, &more) and Toyosaki Kaihin Koen (in Tomigusuku). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and get outside with Minna Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Onna-son holiday planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Onna-son is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Onna-son is 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect nights in Onna-son to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nago, Yomitan-son, Nakijin-son, Nanjo
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Get in touch with nature at Gahijima Sand Dune and Nishibama Beach. Relax by the water at Furuzamami Beach and Aka Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach, step off the mainland to explore Gahi Island, get outside with Yuhina Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Toma.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zamami-son day trip planning app.

You can drive from Onna-son to Zamami-son in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Zamami-son are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach
Aka Beach ©
Aka Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ishigakijima Observatory and Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Tumal Beach, Hairumubushi Beach, &more) and Iriomote-jima (Nara no Taki Falls & Nakama-river Protected Region). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, head outdoors with Maesato Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-cho, Iriomote-jima
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step out of the city life by going to Sunayama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. You'll get in some beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, get outside with Kumaza Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online day trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In June in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

5
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Appreciate the collections at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tsutsukihama Beach and Nishikihama Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Nagasaki (Glover Garden & Nagasaki Peace Park), Kirara Beach Yakeno (in Sanyo Onoda) and Yoshimo Beach (in Shimonoseki). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Miyajihama Beach, admire the sheer force of Kannon Falls, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and head outdoors with Ohama Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Iki, Karatsu, Fukutsu, Kyushu Railway History Museum
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Take a break from the city and head to Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Iwami Tatamigaura Beach (in Hamada). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the waterfront views at Kotogahama Beach, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and kick back and relax at Kuromatsu Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kuromatsu Beach, Kotogahama Beach, Iwami Tatamigaura Beach
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Hosomi Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Akashi (Amore Beach & Matsue Swimming Beach), Kobe (Suma Beach & Azur Maiko) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

Plan my day in Kyoto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Akashi, Kobe
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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.
Let the collections at Ohara Museum of Art and Inujima Seirensho Art Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Himeji Castle and Yoneda Taishiji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Japanese Rural Toy Museum), Tomita Chausuyama Tomb (in Sanuki) and Yamada Beach (in Higashikagawa). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hattoji Furusatomura, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and get outside with Kibi Plain Bicycle Route.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji online trip maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for slightly colder days in Himeji, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Takasago, Okayama, Bizen, Kibi Plain Bicycle Route
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

4
nights
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea and The Sand Museum. Visiting Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore and Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tottori (Watanabe Art Museum, Tottori Sand Dunes, &more), Kagamino-cho (Iwai Falls & Mt. Sangajo) and Samuhara Shrine (in Tsuyama).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Iwami-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Himeji to Iwami-cho in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Iwami-cho are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyotango.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tottori, Kagamino-cho, Hawai Beach, Anami Beach, Samuhara Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes

5
nights
Kyotango

Kyotango ©
Visiting Kirihama Beach and Hamazume Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Hacchohama Asamogawa Beach and Takashima Autocamp Ground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyotango: Ine-cho (Kamaya Seacoast & Tomari Beach), Toyooka (Hiyoriyama Seacoast & Takeno Coast) and Yasugihama Beach (in Kami-cho).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyotango trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Kyotango in 2 hours. July in Kyotango sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shimoda.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Toyooka, Ine-cho, Miyazu, Yasugihama Beach, Wakasa Wada Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kanabiki Waterfall ©
Kanabiki Waterfall

2
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Tatadohama Beach and Inatori Ukiuki Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Otago Beach and Iritahama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Odoi Beach (in Izu) and Numazu (Mihamasaki Cape, Ita Beach, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion and kick back and relax at Kisami Ohama Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimoda route builder site.

Getting from Kyotango to Shimoda by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Shimoda are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shimoda

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Numazu, Odoi Beach, Inatori Ukiuki Beach, Otago Beach, Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ita Beach
Ita Beach
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach

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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple Kannondo are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Moroiso Shores and Akiya, Tateishi Coast. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine), Hakone-machi (Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more) and Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, kick back and relax at Shirasato Central Beach, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and head outdoors with Morito Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip site.

Getting from Shimoda to Tokyo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Zushi Beach, Morito Beach, Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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