60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 11 nights
train:  1​h
2
Kamakura
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tochigi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 12 nights
train:  30​min
7
Osaka
— 12 nights
train:  2​h
8
Hiroshima
— 7 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

11
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.
You've added Rikugien Garden, Omotesando, Ota Memorial Museum of Art, and other attractions to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Ginza and TOKYO Solamachi. Get in touch with nature at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Mt. Takao. Change things up with a short trip to Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Imperial Palace, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take a stroll through Ueno.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker tool .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Tokyo is 6 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Showa Kinen Park, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Mt. Takao
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Showa Kinen Park ©
Showa Kinen Park
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

7
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Myohoji Temple (Kokedera Temple), Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kencho-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Minato Mirai 21 and Yokohama Chinatown. Explore hidden gems such as Enoshima Island and Hase-dera Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kamakura side-trips: Nihon University College Museum of Bioresource Sciences (in Fujisawa), Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History (in Odawara) and Yokohama (Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama Landmark Tower, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, trek along Kamakura Hiking Trails, meet the residents at Chiba Zoological Park, and snap pictures at Enoshima Benten Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kamakura road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Kamakura are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Tochigi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Fujisawa, Chiba, Hakone-machi, Odawara
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Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

2
nights
Tochigi

Tochigi ©
Tochigi is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. You've added Nasu Animal Kingdom, Ryuokyo Canyon, Tobu World Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Ashikaga Flower Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinno-ji Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, then admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, and finally stroll through Nikko National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tochigi road trip planning site .

Getting from Kamakura to Tochigi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tochigi

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nikko, Ashikaga Flower Park, Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park, Nasu Animal Kingdom
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Ryuokyo Canyon ©
Ryuokyo Canyon
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art as well as Kenrokuen Garden. Visit Shima and Higashichaya Old Town for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Gokayama and Ainokura Gassho Community. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Natadera Temple (in Komatsu), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin (in Fukui). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shofukaku Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tochigi to Kanazawa takes 6 hours. Traveling from Tochigi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kanazawa, with lows of 3°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Natadera Temple, Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, Maruoka Castle
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Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Get some historical perspective at Takayama Jinya and Hida Kokubun-ji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Sanmachi Suji and Kanda house. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Azumino Chihiro Art Museum (in Matsukawa-mura), Takasu Snow Park (in Gujo) and Rail - MTB Gattan Go!! (in Hida). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Kisofukushima Ski Resort, stop by Hida Bussankan, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Takayama online journey builder .

Getting from Osaka to Takayama by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. April in Takayama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rail - MTB Gattan Go!!, Takasu Snow Park, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Kanda house, Kisofukushima Ski Resort
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Takasu Snow Park ©
Takasu Snow Park
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

12
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kofukuji Temple, Yoshimine-dera, Tofuku-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Biwa and Mt. Kurama. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Uji River (in Uji), Gozaisho-dake (in Komono-cho) and Nagahama (Kurokabe Square & Chikubushima). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nagahama, Daitokuji Temple, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, Uji River
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

12
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuchu Teien Observatory, Osaka tenmangu shrine, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and other attractions you added. Head to Dotonbori and Shinsaibashifor some retail therapy. Koyasan Okunoin and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe (Chinatown (Nankinmachi), Kawasaki Good Times World, & more), Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya) and Nara (Shinyakushiji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Minami (Namba), take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, get great views at Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and steep yourself in history at Kinpusenji Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip tool .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Takayama on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Kobe, Yoshino-cho, Sakurai
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

7
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 Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Yunotsu Onsen. Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Yamaguchi Flower Land. Venture out of the city with trips to Oyamazumi Shrine (in Imabari), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more) and Taikodani Inari Shrine (in Tsuwano-cho). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isaniwa Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Bansuiso.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Takayama to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Yamaguchi Flower Land, Yunotsu Onsen, Taikodani Inari Shrine
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