60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 7 nights
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Kitakyushu
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
— 8 nights
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Onomichi
— 6 nights
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Okayama
— 8 nights
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Kyoto
— 9 nights
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Nara
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 8 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

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 Yoshinogari Historical Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tochoji Temple and Nokonoshima Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Karatsu (Karatsu Castle & Nijino Matsubara), Saga (Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum & Saga 21 Century Kenmin no Mori) and Iki (Tatsunoshima Island Beach, Irukahana (nose of dolphin), &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimachibo Park, don't miss a visit to Yatai, and go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka online road trip planner.

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. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Fukuoka hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:
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Historic Walking Area
Yoshinogari Historical Park
4.1
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Religious Site
Kushida Shrine
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Religious Site
Tochoji Temple
4.1

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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 Mojiko Retro. Explore Kitakyushu's surroundings by going to Matama Beach (in Bungotakada), Mine (Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory & Beppu Bentenike) and Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Tsunoshimao Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, find something for the whole family at Space World, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mojiko Retro Tenbowsitsu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kitakyushu online attractions planner.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 23:
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Must see
Akiyoshido
4.7
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Historic Site
Usajingu Shrine
4.6
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Neighborhood
Mojiko Retro
3.9

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

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 Miyajima. Step out of the city life by going to Mikasahama Beach and Mt. Misen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Dogo Onsengai), Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi) and Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima online itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:
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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 Imabari Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onomichi: Okunoshima Island (in Takehara), Kurushima Straits Observation Hall (in Imabari) and Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fukuyama Castle, walk around Bihoku Hillside Park, take a memorable drive along Ikuchi Bridge, and head outdoors with Ikuchijima.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Onomichi trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Onomichi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
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Religious Site
Tomo no Ura
4.1

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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 Kibitsu Shrine. Visit Bitchu Matsuyama Castle and Oharake House Katalyzer for their historical value. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Marugame (Marugame Castle & Kameyama Park (Marugame Castle)) and Bizen (Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road & Hinase Islands). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, head off the coast to Naoshima, stop by RSK Bara Garden, and steep yourself in history at Nishie Residence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Okayama travel planning website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 14:
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Must see
Kotohira-gu
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Religious Site
Kibitsu Shrine
4.3

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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 Kamogawa River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village (in Nantan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take some stellar pictures from Sagano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning site.

Take a train from Okayama to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 23:
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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

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 Kofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Mt. Wakakusa and Mt. Yoshino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura), Mount Odaigahara (in Kamikitayama-mura) and Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (in Iga). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
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Must see
Nigatsu-do Temple
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Religious Site
Kasuga Grand Shrine
4.4
World heritage site
Kofuku-ji Temple
4.2

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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 Osaka Castle. 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: wander the streets of Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), and stop by Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Osaka when traveling from Nara in April, with lows around 12°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Mountain
Mt. Koya
4.6

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