60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
3
Iriomote-jima
— 6 nights
4
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
5
Onna-son
— 5 nights
6
Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
7
Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
8
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
9
Kyoto
— 7 nights
10
Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
11
Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
12
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights

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.
Visit The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Imperial Palace for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take a stroll through Ginza.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ikema-jima Island. Explore hidden gems such as Toguchi no Hama and Kouri Island. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Miyakojima at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
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 Ida no Hama Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Pinaisara Falls. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, don't miss a visit to Funauki Village, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get in touch with nature at Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Ubutaki Lookouts (in Kohama-jima) and Nakamoto Beach (in Kuro-shima). The adventure continues: get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, walk around Kabira Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ubutaki Lookouts, Nakamoto Beach, Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nakijin Castle Ruins. Visit Sefa-Utaki and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Daisekirinzan (in Kunigami-son), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Cape Zampa (in Yomitan-son). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, kick back and relax at Manza Beach, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son day trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Onna-son, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nanjo, Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Daisekirinzan, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Yakusugi Land. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oko no Taki Fall and Taikoiwa. There's lots more to do: hike along Seibu Trail, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbo River, and kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Onna-son in March: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Nabegataki Falls and Manai Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Fujigawachi Valley (in Saiki), Nobeoka (Sumie Beach & Mt. Mukabaki) and Aso (Daikanbo & Kusasenrigahama). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Oka Castle Ruins, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aratate Shrine, and go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho attractions planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho by combination of ferry and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Takachiho-cho, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nobeoka, Aso, Taketa, Fujigawachi Valley, Nabegataki Falls
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 11th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Miyajima and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi online road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Hatsukaichi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Hatsukaichi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Miyajima
Miyajima

7
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Toji and Katsura Imperial Villa. Venture out of the city with trips to Byodoin (in Uji), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stop by Gion.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip site.

Take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Byodoin
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

3
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nachi Mitaki Falls and Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes. Popular historic sites such as Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine and Kumano Nachi Taisha are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nachikatsura-cho: Kumano Hayatama Taisha (in Shingu) and Hashigui Rock (in Kushimoto-cho). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple and don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho travel route planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nachikatsura-cho, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanabe, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Hashigui Rock
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Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area. Get in touch with nature at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Step out of Hakuba-mura with an excursion to Ushikata Inn in Otari-mura--about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Hakuba and stop by Hakuba Jump Arena.

Plan my trip to Hakuba-mura with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Nachikatsura-cho to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, train, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in April since evenings lows in Hakuba-mura dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ushikata Inn, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden and then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya and then fly down the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Hakuba-mura to Kutchan-cho in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hakuba-mura in April, with highs in Kutchan-cho at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, Niseko Outdoor Center
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden ©
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden

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