60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 7 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
4
Naha
— 7 nights
5
Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 6 nights
8
Tokyo
— 9 nights
9
Nikko
— 7 nights
10
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
11
Sapporo
— 7 nights

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Head to Dotombori District and Kyoto Station Buildingfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto journey planning site.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 25:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Miyajima and Matsuyama Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Thermal Spas (in Matsuyama). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Get some historical perspective at Glover Garden and Glover House and Office. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima. Step out of Nagasaki to go to Sasebo and see Huis Ten Bosch, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, take a leisurely stroll along Seafood market Nagasaki Port Dejima Wharf shop, stop by Shinchi Chinatown, and stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

7
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shurijo Castle and Tamaudun. Relax by the water at Aharen Beach and Manza Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Yomitan-son (Nirai Beach & Yachimun no Sato), Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground (in Ikei-jima) and Sunset Beach (in Chatan-cho). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, get outside with Bibi Beach Itoman, take in panoramic vistas at Naha Airport Observation Deck, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naha vacation planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in February; daily highs in Naha reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Yomitan-son, Bibi Beach Itoman, Furuzamami Beach, Aharen Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 10:
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

1
night
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach and then head outdoors with Kondoi Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Taketomi-jima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Naha to Taketomi-jima by flight takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Taketomi-jima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kabira Bay and Pinaisara Falls. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and head outdoors with Fusaki Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Iriomote-jima
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

6
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Painagama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond, and visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

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

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. February in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

9
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Yokohama Chinatown in Yokohama, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and stop by Akihabara.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online journey maker.

Fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama Chinatown, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Feb 21 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

7
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Get some cultural insight at Nikko Tosho-gu and Ryuzu Waterfall. Visit Taiyuimbyo Shrine and Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Fukuroda Falls (in Daigo-machi) and Nasu Garden Outlet (in Nasushiobara). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Oze National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, and take in breathtaking views at Ryuokyo Canyon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nikko online journey maker.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Nikko are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukuroda Falls, Oze National Park, Nasu Garden Outlet
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
On the 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then stroll through Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi online trip builder.

Drive from Nikko to Yamanouchi-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nikko in March, plan for little chillier nights in Yamanouchi-machi, with lows around °C. You'll set off for Sapporo on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

7
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Get outdoors at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Rusutsu Resort Ski. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu), Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, visit Susukino, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Yamanouchi-machi to Sapporo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Sapporo is a bit cooler than Yamanouchi-machi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Jigokudani, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 18:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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