60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train
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Nikko
— 4 nights
Train to Iiyama, Taxi to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Takaoka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fujiyoshida
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
Bus to Odawara Station, Train to Hikone
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Hikone
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Takatsuki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 4 nights
Drive
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Masuda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
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Kumamoto
— 3 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Billum

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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.
Get outdoors at Kimono Me and ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵. Ginza and Asakusa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Kamakura Hiking Trails), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs (in Higashikurume). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, trek along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Billum, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billum to Tokyo is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Billum in February, with highs in Tokyo at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nikko.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:

Nikko — 4 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Kegon Falls and Fujiya YUBA. Get in touch with nature at Nikko National Park and Lake Chuzenji. Change things up with these side-trips from Nikko: Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya), Sano Premium Outlet (in Sano) and Ashikaga Flower Park (in Ashikaga). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and get in on the family fun at Tobu World Square.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nikko trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.
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Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Yamanouchi-machi — 5 nights

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Take a break from the city and head to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Snow Monkey Resorts. Do your shopping at Hokusai-kan and MIDORI Nagano. Change things up with these side-trips from Yamanouchi-machi: Nagano (Kankeiji Temple, Zenko-ji Temple, &more), Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi) and Hakuba-mura (Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort & Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen, take in the natural beauty of Jigokudani Funsen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baio-ji Temple, and head outdoors with Okushiga Kogen Ski Area.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Nikko to Yamanouchi-machi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nikko in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yamanouchi-machi, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Takaoka.
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Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

Takaoka — 3 nights

Takaoka is a city in the northwestern portion of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Zuiryuji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ikadai Residence, then kick back and relax at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, then hunt for treasures at Himi Banyagai, and finally explore the activities along Amaharashi Coast. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, visit Gokayama, stroll around Tonami Tulip Park, then explore the historical opulence of Takaoka Castle Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Takaoka trip planner.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Takaoka in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Maihime Breweries and Resort Outlet Yatsugatake. Get a sense of the local culture at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Takato Castle Remains Park (in Ina), Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya) and Suwa Shrine (in Suwa). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Motosuko Lake, admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., and explore the striking landscape at Fugaku Wind Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip maker app.

You can drive from Takaoka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Takaoka in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujiyoshida.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Fujiyoshida — 3 nights

A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Fuji and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Takao and Fuji Safari Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fujiyoshida side-trips: Fujinomiya (Kengamine & Fujinomiya Route). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen), don't miss a visit to Oshino Hakkai, find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, and stroll around Arakurayama Sengen Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujiyoshida driving holiday planner.

Fujiyoshida is just a short distance from Fujikawaguchiko-machi. In March, daytime highs in Fujiyoshida are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.
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Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Hakone-machi — 6 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Do your shopping at Pola Museum of Art and JA Aira Izu Ideyukko Market. Get in touch with nature at Lake Ashinoko and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Ito (Jogasaki Beach Picnical Course, Mount Omuro, &more), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunset Falls, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi vacation planner.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hikone.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Hikone — 4 nights

A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo and La Collina Omihachiman. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hikone Castle and Genkyuen Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikone: Mt. Ibuki (in Maibara), Tsuruga (Kehi Shrine & Kehi no Matsubara) and Metasequoia Namiki (in Takashima). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Biwa, head off the coast to Chikubushima, take an in-depth tour of Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hachiman-bori.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hikone travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hakone-machi to Hikone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hikone: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get in touch with nature at Ume Sakura and Mt. Daimonji. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip app.

You can take a train from Hikone to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hikone in April, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Takatsuki.
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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Takatsuki — 2 nights

Takatsuki is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.As of 2016, the city had an estimated population of 350,914 and a population density of 3,300 persons per km². On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Imashirozuka Ancient History Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katsuo-ji Temple, and then admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Mino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): walk around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnology, get engrossed in the history at Takatsuki City Shiroato History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwashimizu Hachimangu, then explore the world behind art at Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagaoka Tenmangu.

Plan my day in Takatsuki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kyoto to Takatsuki by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Takatsuki can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Osaka.
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Osaka — 4 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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Escape the urban bustle at Nara Park and Mt. Koya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takatsuki to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Himeji.
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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

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.
Get outdoors at Mt Shosha hiking and Mt. Kuma. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Himeji Castle and Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Hattoji Furusatomura (in Bizen) and Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Himeji Central Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Himeji day trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Masuda.
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Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Masuda — 2 nights

Masuda is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Susa Hornfels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakinomoto Shrine, kick back and relax at Mochiishi Seacoast, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manpukuji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Shimane Prefectural Iwami Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsuwano Catholic Church, explore the world behind art at Anno Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Taikodani Inari Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Tsuwano Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mori Ogai Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Masuda road trip tool.

Getting from Himeji to Masuda by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Masuda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kitakyushu.
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Kitakyushu — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Sugao Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiraodai, identify plant and animal life at Kawachi Reservoir, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sarakura, then explore the wide array of goods at Izutsuya, Kokura, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mekari Shrine, explore the activities along Kanmon Kaikyo, visit Karato market, then see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum, then stop by Mojiko Retro, and finally look for gifts at Tanga Ichiba.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kitakyushu trip tool.

Getting from Masuda to Kitakyushu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Kitakyushu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kumamoto.
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Kumamoto — 3 nights

Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kumamoto Castle and Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto. Shop till you drop at Shimotori Shotengai and Michi-no-Eki Asobonosato Kugino. Get out of town with these interesting Kumamoto side-trips: Aso (Daikanbo Overlook, Aso Station, &more), Ishibashi Bunka Center (in Kurume) and Yanagawa (Hakushu Memorial Museum, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, get impressive views of Mt. Aso, and get your bearings at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Japan travel guide

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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.
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