60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 7 nights
2
Kitakyushu
— 7 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 8 nights
4
Onomichi
— 6 nights
5
Okayama
— 8 nights
6
Kyoto
— 9 nights
7
Nara
— 6 nights
8
Osaka
— 8 nights

7
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kushida Shrine and Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yoshinogari Historical Park and Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Iki (Tatsunoshima Island Beach, Irukahana (nose of dolphin), &more), Karatsu (Karatsu Castle & Nijino Matsubara) and Chimachibo Park (in Takeo). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, head outdoors with Saga 21 Century Kenmin no Mori, head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka tour itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Fukuoka is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Fukuoka is 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in March, you will find days in Fukuoka are cooler (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Iki, Saga, Karatsu, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Chimachibo Park
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:
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Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

7
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Usajingu Shrine and Kokura Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Akiyoshido and Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda. Explore Kitakyushu's surroundings by going to Matama Beach (in Bungotakada), Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Tsunoshimao Bridge, &more) and Mine (Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory & Beppu Bentenike). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Mojiko Retro, get in on the family fun at Space World, explore the activities along Kanmon Kaikyo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mojiko Retro Tenbowsitsu.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kitakyushu online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Kitakyushu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Shimonoseki, Mine, Matama Beach, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Usajingu Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 23:
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Akiyoshido ©
Akiyoshido
Usajingu Shrine ©
Usajingu Shrine
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

8
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Daishoin Temple and Yamato Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Tobishima Kaido. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Dogo Onsengai), Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Senjokaku) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, go for a walk through Kintaikyo Bridge, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Iwakuni, Kure, Matsuyama, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

6
nights
Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Senkoji & Senkoji Park and Mt. Kiro Observatory Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tomo no Ura and Fukuyama Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onomichi: Imabari (Imabari Castle & Kurushima Straits Observation Hall), Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo) and Okunoshima Island (in Takehara). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mt. Hiruzen, hike along Mt. Unpenji, walk around Bihoku Hillside Park, and get outside with Ikuchi Bridge.

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

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Onomichi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Onomichi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Imabari, Fukuyama, Kamegamori Forest, Mt. Hiruzen, Okunoshima Island
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
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Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park

8
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kotohira-gu and Ohara Museum of Art. Visit Kibitsu Shrine and Okayama Castle for their historical value. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Great Seto Bridge, &more), Marugame (Marugame Castle & Kameyama Park (Marugame Castle)) and Bizen (Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road & Hinase Islands). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, steep yourself in history at Oharake House Katalyzer, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Yashima.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Okayama holiday planner.

Getting from Onomichi to Okayama by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Okayama can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Naoshima-cho, Marugame, Bizen, Takahashi
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 14:
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Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle ©
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Kibitsu Shrine ©
Kibitsu Shrine

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nights
Kyoto

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Kurama and Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Hikone to see Hikone Castle about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, take a stroll through Pontocho District, and get great views at Sagano.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Okayama to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Lake Biwa, Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 23:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

6
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Nigatsu-do Temple and Todai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Mt. Wakakusa and Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Mount Odaigahara (in Kamikitayama-mura), Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura) and Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (in Iga). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino, contemplate the long history of Naramachi, and stroll around Nara Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nara online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Nara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, Mount Odaigahara, Tanizeno Tsuribashi, Mt. Yoshino, Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

8
nights
Osaka

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koyasan Okunoin and Hozenji Yokocho. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Rokko and Mt. Koya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Kobe Harborland, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and visit Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kobe, Koya-cho
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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