60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Naha
— 6 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Osaka Kansai
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 4 nights
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Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport

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Naha

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.
Visiting Toyosaki Kaihin Koen and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nakijin Castle Ruins and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more), Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum, The Tower of Himeyuri, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Onna Station Nakayukui Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naha online trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Naha is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Naha, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Naha: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum. Get in touch with nature at Sunayama Beach and Shimojiiima Island. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima driving holiday planner.

Getting from Naha to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Toguchi no Hama
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Toguchi no Hama
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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.
Head to Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hirakubozaki and Fusaki Kannondo. Spend 14th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, walk around Banna Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki route app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get outdoors at Ida no Hama Beach and Iriomote Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoshisuna Beach and Amitori Asaba. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, identify plant and animal life at Sotobanare Minami, and make a trip to Funauki Village.

Plan trip to Iriomote-jima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

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Pinaisara Falls
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Osaka

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Otsuka Museum of Art and Kawasaki Good Times World. Visit Kasuga Grand Shrine and Osaka Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Onaruto Bridge (in Naruto), Takasago (Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine & Yoneda Taishiji Temple) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, stroll around Nara Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Osaka takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Iriomote-jima in March, plan for slightly colder days in Osaka, with highs around 16°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

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Dotombori District
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Asahiyaki. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakurafor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Byodoin (in Uji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ise.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Religious Site
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
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Ise

A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Ise Shrine Geku and Tsukiyominomiya will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oharai-machi and Futami Okitama Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ise: Kumano (Onigajo, Hanano Iwaya Caves, &more), Shima (Ichigo Beach, Premium Express Shimakaze, &more) and Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple (in Toba). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toba Aquarium, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, and examine the collection at Okageza.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ise route tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

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Tsukiyominomiya
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Ise Shrine Geku
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Oharai-machi
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Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls and Pola Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Atami (Kiunkaku & Izusan Jinja Shrine), Shimoda (Shirahama Beach & Mount Nesugatayama Observatory) and Izu Heights Golf Club (in Izu). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, trek along Jogasaki Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ise to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ise in April: high temperatures in Hakone-machi hover around 15°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Pola Museum of Art ©
National Park
Pola Museum of Art
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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.
Nezu Museum and Tokyo National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Hase-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more) and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai). And it doesn't end there: stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo visit app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hakuba-mura.

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Historic Site
Hase-dera Temple
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Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, wander the streets of Hakuba, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then hit the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, and finally stop by Hakuba Jump Arena. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, then hit the slopes at Hakuba Mountain Harbor, then take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, and finally fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hakuba-mura trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakuba-mura: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

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Hakuba ©
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Hakuba
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Nozawaonsen-mura

Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hokusai-kan and Zenko-ji Temple. Get in touch with nature at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area. Explore Nozawaonsen-mura's surroundings by going to Yamanouchi-machi (Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park & Shiga Kogen), Myoko (Suginohara & Myoko Ski Park) and Snow Monkey Resorts (in Nagano). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, head outdoors with Togari Onsen Ski Resort, soothe aching muscles at Nozawa Onsen, and don't miss a visit to Ponshukan.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nozawaonsen-mura online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nozawaonsen-mura can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kutchan-cho.

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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Nozawa Onsen
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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Hokkaido Backcountry Club. Explore hidden gems such as Rusutsu Resort Ski and Spas. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Nozawaonsen-mura to Kutchan-cho with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in April; daily highs in Kutchan-cho reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

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