60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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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 Furujima, Fly to Nagasaki
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Fly to Matsumoto, Taxi to Shiojiri, Train to Kofu, Taxi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Miyakojima

— 4 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Henna Cape and Nishihenna Cape. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and head off the coast to Shimojishima Island.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Miyakojima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Iriomote-jima

— 3 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Ida no Hama Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, stroll through Funauki Village, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima vacation maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Banna Park and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. And it doesn't end there: walk around Kabira Park, stroll through Yonehara Beach, don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki day trip site.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katsuren Castle Ruins and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park & Sefa-Utaki), Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son) and Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Onna Station Nakayukui Market, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Himeyuri Peace Museum, don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, appreciate the history behind Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naha trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 2.5 hours. January in Naha sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daisekirinzan and Cape Hedo. There's still lots to do: stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho online day trip planner.

Drive from Naha to Motobu-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Naha in January since evenings lows in Motobu-cho dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Nagasaki

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inasayama Observation Deck and Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell). Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

For photos and more tourist information, read Nagasaki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Nagasaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Motobu-cho in January; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kodai-ji Temple and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nagasaki in January, Kyoto is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

Nachikatsura-cho

— 2 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, and then explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka.

Before you visit Nachikatsura-cho, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in February, Nachikatsura-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tsuzumi Gate and Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Takayama (Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in February, things will get little chillier in Kanazawa: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

Kutchan-cho

— 5 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho), Lake Toya Ranch (in Toyako-cho) and Cape Kamui (in Shakotan-cho). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski, surround yourself with nature on Niseko Outdoor Center, stroll through Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Kutchan-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, things will get little chillier in Kutchan-cho: highs are around -1°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38 and Okurayama Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Chitose (Lake Shikotsu & Royce' Chocolate World) and Otaru (Otaru Aquarium & Otaru Canal). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, hike along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, and wander the streets of Susukino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

You can drive from Kutchan-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 4 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Mt. Fuji 5th Station (in Narusawa-mura). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arakurayama Sengen Park, make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, walk around Oishi Park, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip site.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Sapporo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sapporo in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: highs are around 5°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Tokyo

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and visit Odaiba District.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — Mar 1:

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.