60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner

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Fukuoka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Himeji
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Nagoya
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
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Fukuoka

— 5 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Itoshima (Shima Sunset Road & Hirabaru Historical Park), Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu) and Kumamoto (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Castle, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at Goroyama Kofunkan, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka is 1 hour. In March, Fukuoka is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:

Hiroshima

— 6 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: Yamato Museum (in Kure), Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, and see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:

Himeji

— 5 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens (in Kobe), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Japanese Rural Toy Museum). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, stroll around Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Samuhara Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Himeji holiday maker app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Kyoto

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

Nagoya

— 6 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: Takenari Gohyaku Rakan (in Komono-cho), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana). There's much more to do: make a trip to Nagoya Castle, stop by Nisshin Civic Hall, admire the striking features of Seinan Sumiyagura, and contemplate the long history of Nagoya Higashiyamaso.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 13:

Hakone-machi

— 5 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Fujinomiya (Kusushi Shrine & Kengamine), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mount Fuji, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Takayama Jinya, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Neagarimatsu, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Kanazawa to be little chillier, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Naha.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

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: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Blue Cave). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, sample the fine beverages at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naha day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Naha in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Naha: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Ishigaki

— 7 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 out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend 1st (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, stop by Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo, and stroll through Yonehara Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:

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.