60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
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Sasebo
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Train
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Matsumoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki.

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Findon, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Findon to Ishigaki. Traveling from Findon in May, things will get much hotter in Ishigaki: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay May 13 — 20:

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.
Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Nago (Busena Beach, Nago citizen Beach, &more), Onna-son (Sun Marina Beach, Manza Dream Hole, &more) and Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, explore by horseback at Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth, and enjoy the sand and surf at Minna Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Ishigaki in May, expect Motobu-cho to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sasebo.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sasebo: Nagasaki (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki Peace Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari, explore the striking landscape at Meganeiwa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ohashikannonji.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sasebo journey maker.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Sasebo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in May since evenings lows in Sasebo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.
Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Hiroshima — 5 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kure (Yamato Museum & Mt.Noro), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido.

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Traveling by train from Sasebo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Himeji — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Ohara Museum of Art), Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism (in Kato). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji route builder site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Kyoto — 8 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 Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and stop by Gion.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip app.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 15:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Mt. Sampoiwadake, Nagase house, &more), Tonami Tulip Park (in Tonami) and Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online holiday builder.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Matsumoto.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano), Takayama (Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Shiraike Lake (in Itoigawa). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Happo-one Nature Study Course, explore the activities along Pond Tashiro, and get outside with Hakubaoike.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Matsumoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more), Kengamine (in Fujinomiya) and Fujiyoshida (Nishiura & Onshirin Garden). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in the pleasant sights at Hirano Lake Shore, make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, and take in panoramic vistas at Nakanokura Pass Observation Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi vacation maker.

Drive from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:

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.
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 10th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, stop by Akihabara, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online vacation builder.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 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.