60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 6 nights
Fly
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Onna-son
— 6 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 10 nights
Fly
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Biei-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rebun-cho
— 2 nights
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Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Toyama Airport, Drive to Tateyama-machi
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Iriomote-jima

— 3 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iriomote Island and Pinaisara Falls. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, and head outdoors with Iriomotejima Kaigetsu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Iriomote-jima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get warmer in Iriomote-jima: highs are around 37°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Ishigaki

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kondoi Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Cape Hirakubozaki, stroll through Yonehara Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Miyakojima

— 6 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yabiji, kick back and relax at Nakanoshima Beach, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

Onna-son

— 6 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Head to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and Onna Station Nakayukui Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Cave and Emerald Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Naha (Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road & Shurijo Castle), Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okichan Theater, &more). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape Hedo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Okuma Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Onna-son trip planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. July in Onna-son sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:

Yakushima-cho

— 4 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yakusugi Land and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, trek along Seibu Trail, and admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Kyoto

— 10 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Amanohashidate and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Kasamatsu Park (in Miyazu), Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Universal City Walk Osaka, &more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 24:

Biei-cho

— 4 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Head to Campana Rokkatei and Takushinkanfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Asahi-dake and Patchwork no Michi. Explore Biei-cho's surroundings by going to Furano Ski Resort (in Furano) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Biei-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kyoto in July, with highs in Biei-cho at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Shari-cho

— 5 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiretoko Goko Lake and Lake Mashu. Step out of Shari-cho to go to Kiyosato-cho and see Kaminoko Pond, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, admire all the interesting features of Shiretoko Pass, take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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

Drive from Biei-cho to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Biei-cho in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shari-cho: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Rebun-cho

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape, then step off the mainland to explore Rebun Island, and then don't miss a visit to Sky cape. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Momoiwa Observation Deck.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rebun-cho trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Shari-cho to Rebun-cho by car takes about 9.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rebun-cho are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Shakotan-cho

— 2 nights
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shimamu Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rebun-cho to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 9.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Tateyama-machi

— 2 nights
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), then admire the engineering at Kurobe Dam, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mikurigaike Pond. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shomyo Falls.

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Explore your travel options from Shakotan-cho to Tateyama-machi with the Route module. While traveling from Shakotan-cho, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tateyama-machi, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Tokyo

— 9 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamogawa Sea World and Arona Spa. Head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Stockplusfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Yokohama (Yamashita Park, Yokohama Disaster Risk Reduction Learning Center, &more). Have a day of magic on the 9th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, browse the different shops at Ikspiari, stop by Ginza, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo holiday tool.

Getting from Tateyama-machi to Tokyo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 17:

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.