60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
5
Iwami-cho
— 3 nights
6
Osaka
— 6 nights
7
Kyoto
— 7 nights
8
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
9
Hakuba-mura
— 5 nights
10
Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights
12
Shari-cho
— 2 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Takahama Beach and Nijino Matsubara. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Minamishimabara (Maehama Beach, Kazusa Dolphin Watching, &more), Hado Misaki (in Karatsu) and Yokan Museum (in Ogi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Dejima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo, and explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum.

Plan trip to Nagasaki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Toronto, Canada to Nagasaki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: highs in Nagasaki hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minamishimabara, Karatsu, Yokan Museum
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and MInsah Kogei Museum. Get outdoors at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Kondoi Beach, paddle through the water with Fusaki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Maezato Beach, and hike along Nosoko Forest Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary site.

Fly from Nagasaki to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Nagasaki, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Toguchi no Hama and Sunayama Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Yonaha Maehama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, head outdoors with Boraga Beach, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and get a new perspective on things with Miyakojima Diving Shop Guide-Ya-San.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip maker.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum) and Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku & Boat Tours & Water Sports). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Honkawa Peace Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for little chillier days in Hiroshima, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Visit Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore and Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arayu and Watanabe Art Museum. When in Iwami-cho, make a side trip to see Onsen Resorts in Shinonsen-cho, approximately Shinonsen-cho away.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Iwami-cho trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho by car takes about 5 hours. March in Iwami-cho sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Shinonsen-cho, Tottori
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes

6
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Get some historical perspective at Himeji Castle and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) & Kobe Harborland), Nara (Nara Park, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more) and Amore Beach (in Akashi). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World, and stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka route planner.

Getting from Iwami-cho to Osaka by car takes about 3.5 hours. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Amore Beach, Himeji Castle
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and visit Gion.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Uji, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 24:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum. Escape the urban bustle at J-Wet Adventures and Gongenmori Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Nagase house), Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida) and Toyama (Hokugin Galerie Millet & Mantennoyu, Toyama). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Amaharashi Coast, and surround yourself with nature on IN KANAZAWA HOUSE.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online trip maker.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in March, plan for slightly colder days in Kanazawa, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Toyama, Takayama, Tojimbo Cliff, Amaharashi Coast
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
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Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda ©
Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Snow Monkey Resorts and Hakuba Mountain Harbor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakuba-mura: Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano), Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan) (in Matsumoto) and Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort (in Otari-mura). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, wander the streets of Hakuba, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kashimayarigatake, and get outside with Hakuba Lion Adventure.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hakuba-mura sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Hakuba-mura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March in Hakuba-mura, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Nagano, Otari-mura, Kashimayarigatake
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
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Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Get in touch with nature at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Nozawa Onsen. Venture out of the city with trips to Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura), Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura) and Togari Onsen Ski Resort (in Iiyama). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Iwappara Ski Resort, get outside with Mt.Tairatsupyo, go for a walk through Ryuoo Mountain Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiga Kogen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi online route planner.

You can drive from Hakuba-mura to Yamanouchi-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Yamanouchi-machi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nozawaonsen-mura, Yuzawa-machi, Kijimadaira Ski Resort, Mt. Kosha, Mt.Tairatsupyo
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Wa Space. You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at NATURE Daikanyama.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel site.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Yokohama Chinatown
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Shari-cho online tour planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Shari-cho, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Furepe Waterfall ©
Furepe Waterfall

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