60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 7 nights
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Kushiro
— 2 nights
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Akita
— 1 night
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Oga
— 3 nights
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Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
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Wajima
— 3 nights
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Nagahama
— 3 nights
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Naruto
— 2 nights
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Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kure, Drive to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 32 nights
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Sapporo — 7 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort), Otaru (Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru Canal, &more) and Kutchan-cho (Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU & Shu Ogawara Museum of Art). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), wander the streets of Susukino, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sapporo tour itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Sapporo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Sapporo is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in February; daily highs in Sapporo reach -1°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kushiro.
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Kushiro — 2 nights

Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at Akan International Crane Centre, see the interesting displays at Eco Museum Center, then explore the activities along Akan Lake, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakutosan Observatory. On the next day, snap pictures at Nusamai Bridge, stop by Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf Moo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kushiro Marsh Observatory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to Tsurumidai.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kushiro trip planner.

You can fly from Sapporo to Kushiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in February, Kushiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Akita.
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Akita — 1 night

The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Akita Station Building Topico, explore the world behind art at Akita Museum Of Art, explore the historical opulence of Kubota Castle, see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan, then steep yourself in history at Kaneko House, and finally don't miss a visit to Kawabata Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Akita Akarenga Kyodokan, take in nature's colorful creations at Senshu Park, hunt for treasures at Akita Public Market, then take some stellar pictures from Port Tower Selion, then get great views at Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tuchizaki Minato Historical Lore Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akita trip site.

You can fly from Kushiro to Akita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kushiro in February since evenings lows in Akita dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oga.
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Oga — 3 nights

Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. Oga is known for museums, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinzan Shrine, examine the collection at Namahage Museum, meet the residents at Oga Aquarium Gao, and go for a walk through Nyudozaki.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oga itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Akita to Oga takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kusatsu-machi.
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Kusatsu-machi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, steep yourself in history at Netsunoyu, then stroll around Sainokawara Park, then get outside with Kusatsu International Ski Place, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Shinaki Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Haruna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine, and then make a trip to Akaiwa Chiku.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kusatsu-machi itinerary website.

You can drive from Oga to Kusatsu-machi in 8.5 hours. February in Kusatsu-machi sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wajima.
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Wajima — 3 nights

Situated in the isolated north of the hilly Noto Peninsula, Wajima attracts visitors with its many museums, festivals, and shops that showcase its rich cultural heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wajima: Suzu (Mitsuke Beach, Mitsukejima Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Shiroyone Semmaida, take in the pleasant sights at Makaki no Sato, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Soujiji Soin, and hunt for treasures at Wajima Morning Market.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wajima route builder tool.

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Wajima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Wajima sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nagahama.
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Nagahama — 3 nights

Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikone Castle Tenshu (in Hikone), Taga Taisha (in Taga-cho) and Metasequoia Namiki (in Takashima). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle, look for gifts at Aburajin Honten, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Biwa, and get curious at Yanmar Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nagahama trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Wajima to Nagahama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Wajima in February, you will find days in Nagahama are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Naruto.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Naruto — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Naruto Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Naruto Whirlpools, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Tokushima Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan, then examine the collection at Awa Odori Hall, and finally make a trip to Bizan Ropeway. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Strait, snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoken Shrine.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naruto trip planner.

You can drive from Nagahama to Naruto in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. February in Naruto sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matsuyama.
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Matsuyama — 2 nights

Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Isaniwa Shrine, relax and rejuvenate at Dogo Onsengai, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, then don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, and finally stroll around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Matsuyama Station, admire the landmark architecture of Matsuyama CastleTenshu, explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then make a trip to Okaido Shopping Street, then admire the landmark architecture of Bansuiso, and finally see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Naruto to Matsuyama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Matsuyama sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Hiroshima — 32 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Onomichi (Onomichi Seaside Museum, Senkoji & Senkoji Park, &more), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Irohani Koji, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning site.

Getting from Matsuyama to Hiroshima by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 2 — Apr 3:

Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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