60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train
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Izu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Taxi to Iiyama, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Bus to 古島駅前, Fly to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Seattle to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Izu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:

Izu

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Change things up with these side-trips from Izu: Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja & Shinsekai Kanpai Street), Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, tee off at Amagi Kogen Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, and stroll through Atami Plum Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Izu road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Izu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in February since evenings lows in Izu dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Izu

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Yamanouchi-machi

— 4 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Nagano (Zenko-ji Post Office & Snow Monkey Resorts), Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort) and Kijimadaira-mura (Kijimadaira Ski Resort & Tosen-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, hit the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Amidado, and admire all the interesting features of Shiga Kogen.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi online tour planner.

Drive from Izu to Yamanouchi-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Izu in February; daily highs in Yamanouchi-machi reach 39°F and lows reach 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more), Takayama Jinya (in Takayama) and Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, stop by Higashichaya Old Town, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Nisshin Civic Hall (in Nisshin) and Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Seinan Sumiyagura, look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nagoya trip planning app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Kanazawa in March, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Gion, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning website.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Osaka

— 5 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) & Ishoan), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, stroll around Banna Park, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

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

You can fly from Osaka to Ishigaki in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in March: highs in Ishigaki hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

Naha

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Uruma (Katsuren Castle Ruins & Umi-Budou henza Farm), Nanjo (Kudakajima Island, Sangui, &more) and Blue Sky (in Nakagusuku-son). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, and don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Naha using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Motobu-cho

— 3 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son), Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, get outside with Uppama Coast, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Naha to Motobu-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Naha in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Motobu-cho, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Kagoshima

— 2 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): go for a walk through Sengan-en, take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Shiroyama, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoken Shrine, then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Lobby.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Kagoshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In March, Kagoshima is a bit cooler than Motobu-cho - with highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Nagasaki

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Go for a jaunt from Nagasaki to Sasebo to see Huis Ten Bosch about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, see the interesting displays at Dejima, and walk around Nagao Castle Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planning website.

Getting from Kagoshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima visit planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Sapporo

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo day trip planner.

Fly from Hiroshima to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: highs in Sapporo hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.