60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Naha
— 4 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Nagano
— 4 nights
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Izu
— 5 nights
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Naha

— 4 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: Nakagusuku-son (Nakagusuku Castle Ruins & Blue Sky), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son) and Nanjo (Apeman Spa, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naha trip itinerary planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Naha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Naha, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect Naha to be much warmer, temps between 22°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Motobu-cho

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach & Kouri Ohashi). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, get outside with Mt. Yaedake, and have unforgettable encounters with TEERA SCUBA VENTURES, OKINAWA.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Naha to Motobu-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Naha in February, plan for little chillier nights in Motobu-cho, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, walk around Kabira Park, get outside with Yarabudake, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip builder.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Motobu-cho in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in February, expect Hiroshima to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Osaka

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nishinomiya (Nishinomiya Shrine & Koshikiiwa Shrine), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum & Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyoshikojin Seichoji, visit Dotombori District, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. February in Osaka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Kyoto

— 5 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: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Byodoin (in Uji) and Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Ise

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ise: Toba (Harusame Observatory, Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple, &more), Former Tokaido Street (in Kameyama) and Black Wall West Colony (Kurokabe no Nishi Shuraku) (in Nishio). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, and get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ise sightseeing site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in February, Ise is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Nagoya

— 4 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: Nisshin Civic Hall (in Nisshin), Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Daisyoji Temple) and Jissoji Temple (in Nishio). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannon-ji Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle.

Plan my trip to Nagoya with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ise to Nagoya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Ise in March, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, surround yourself with nature on IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Nagano

— 4 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Suginohara (in Myoko) and Yamanouchi-machi (Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen, &more). There's much more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Snow Monkey Resorts, soak in some Japanese tradition at Nozawa Onsen, fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nagano travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Izu.

Things to do in Nagano

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Izu

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba) and Fujiyoshida (Nishiura & Fuji-Q Highland). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Fuji, look for all kinds of wild species at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, make a trip to Satta-toge Pass, and boost your wellbeing at Yugo Mishima Onsen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Izu travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Izu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagano in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Izu: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Izu

Golf · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Kamakura

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head off the coast to Enoshima Island, make a trip to Kōtoku-in, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get outside with Moroiso Shores, then stroll around Azumayama Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samukawa Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kamakura attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Izu to Kamakura takes 2.5 hours. In March, Kamakura is a bit cooler than Izu - with highs of 11°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Tokyo

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:

Sapporo

— 6 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church), Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura) and Noboribetsu (Spas, Jigokudani, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sapporo sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:

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.