60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Naha
— 6 nights
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Ise
— 4 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 4 nights
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Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights

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Naha

Naha ©

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Visiting Toyosaki Kaihin Koen and Valley of Gangala will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum, The Tower of Himeyuri, &more), Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Onna Station Nakayukui Market, &more) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and step off the mainland to explore Ojima Island.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naha online trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Naha is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Naha, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Naha: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum. Get in touch with nature at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Makiyama Observatory.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima driving holiday planner.

Getting from Naha to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Sunayama Beach
4.1
Must see
Toguchi no Hama
4.6

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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.
Head to Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hirakubozaki and Fusaki Kannondo. Spend 14th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, walk around Banna Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki route app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get outdoors at Ida no Hama Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Amitori Asaba. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip maker website.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Waterfall
Pinaisara Falls
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Otsuka Museum of Art and Kawasaki Good Times World. Visit Kasuga Grand Shrine and Himeji Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe), Onaruto Bridge (in Naruto) and Takasago (Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine & Yoneda Taishiji Temple). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, visit Minami (Namba), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Osaka takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Iriomote-jima in March, plan for slightly colder days in Osaka, with highs around 16°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Asahiyaki. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and THE SOUVENIR STOREfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

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Religious Site
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Ise Shrine Geku and Sarutahiko Shrine will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsukiyominomiya and Hanano Iwaya Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ise: Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple (in Toba), Shima (Ichigo Beach, Premium Express Shimakaze, &more) and Kumano (Onigajo & Daiuma Shrine). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, examine the collection at Okageza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ise itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Must see
Tsukiyominomiya
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Historic Site
Oharai-machi
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Religious Site
Sarutahiko Shrine
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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and Narukawa Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls and Jogasaki Coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Izu Heights Golf Club (in Izu), Atami (Kiunkaku & Izusan Jinja Shrine) and Shimoda (Shirahama Beach & Mount Nesugatayama Observatory). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ise to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ise in April: high temperatures in Hakone-machi hover around 15°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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National Park
Pola Museum of Art
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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.
Nezu Museum and Tokyo National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Ginza Itoya Hontren. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Samurai Museum, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and wander the streets of Shimokitazawa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hakuba-mura.

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Historic Site
Hase-dera Temple
4.6
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Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, wander the streets of Hakuba, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then hit the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, and finally stop by Hakuba Jump Arena. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, then hit the slopes at Hakuba Mountain Harbor, then take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, and finally fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hakuba-mura trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakuba-mura: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas

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Must see
Hakuba
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Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hokusai-kan and Zenko-ji Temple. Get in touch with nature at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Nozawa Onsen. Explore Nozawaonsen-mura's surroundings by going to Myoko (Suginohara & Myoko Ski Park), Snow Monkey Resorts (in Nagano) and Yamanouchi-machi (Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, &more). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, make a trip to Ponshukan, and get outside with Togari Onsen Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Nozawaonsen-mura tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nozawaonsen-mura can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Must see
Nozawa Onsen
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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Rusutsu Resort Ski. Explore hidden gems such as Niseko Hanazono Resort and Hokkaido Backcountry Club. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nozawaonsen-mura to Kutchan-cho. In April, Kutchan-cho is a bit cooler than Nozawaonsen-mura - with highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas

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