60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Himeji
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Sasebo
— 3 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
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— 7 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 20th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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Findon, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Findon in May, with highs in Tokyo at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 6 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.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Kengamine (in Fujinomiya), Onshirin Garden (in Fujiyoshida) and Hirano Lake Shore (in Yamanakako-mura). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, enjoy breathtaking views from Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, and explore the activities along Motosuko Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Matsumoto

— 6 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsumoto: Matsukawa-mura (Chihiro Art Museum Azumino & Azumino Chihiro Park), Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden) and Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Takayama Jinya, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, get outside with Hakubaoike, make a trip to Tashiro Shitsugen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shirouma.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Matsumoto: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

Kanazawa

— 6 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 (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses), Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), &more) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, kick back and relax at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and walk around Tonami Tulip Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip site.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and stop by Arashiyama.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 15:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama (Inujima & Okayama Korakuen Garden), Ako City Folk Shiryokan (in Ako) and Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, kick back and relax at Suma Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Tendaki Falls, and grab your bike and head to Kibi Plain Bicycle Route.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Himeji trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Hiroshima

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Kure (Mt.Noro & Yamato Museum), Mt. Kurotaki (in Takehara) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Sasebo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Sasebo

— 3 nights
With its U.S. Navy base, Sasebo has certainly developed pockets with an international feel: in downtown, often known as Sailor Town, you'll happen upon a number of eateries serving American-style hamburgers.
Get out of town with these interesting Sasebo side-trips: Nagasaki (Megane Bridge, Glover Garden, &more) and Chimachibo Park (in Takeo). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurokami, and explore the striking landscape at Meganeiwa.

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

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Sasebo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Sasebo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Motobu-cho

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son), Nago (Nago citizen Beach, Busena Beach, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and explore by horseback at Iejima Beach Side Horse Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sasebo to Motobu-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Sasebo in June, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: get outside with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki attractions planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:

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.