60 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

60 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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1
Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
3
Kanazawa, Japan
— 5 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
6
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
7
Onna-son, Japan
— 6 nights
8
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 3 nights
10
Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
11
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights

4
nights
Kutchan-cho, Japan

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore hidden gems such as Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Visiting Rusutsu Resort Ski and Niseko Hanazono Resort will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma, get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and walk around Fukidashi Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kutchan-cho road trip planner.

London, UK to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kutchan-cho is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Kutchan-cho at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Fukidashi Park, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hase-dera Temple and Zojo-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Samurai Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, Kōtoku-in, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin).

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Kutchan-cho to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kutchan-cho in March, plan for warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

5
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Visit Kanda house and Wada House for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ainokura Gassho Community and Takayama Showa Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Higashiyama Walking Course, &more), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, and wander the streets of Gokayama.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Kanazawa to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Nanto, Sairin-ji Temple, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
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Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Okageza will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Ise Shrine Geku, &more), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip website.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Osaka, Himeji, Koshien History Museum
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

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 Yamato Museum and JMSDF Kure Museum. Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Tobishima Kaido. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

3
nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Visiting Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Nagata Inakahama will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yakusugi Land and Seibu Trail. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, and don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho journey builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Yakushima-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

6
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get some cultural insight at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Valley of Gangala. Venture out of the city with trips to Busena Beach (in Nago), Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach, Daisekirinzan, &more) and Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum, The Tower of Himeyuri, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Katsuren Castle Ruins, get to know the fascinating history of Zakimi Castle Ruins, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, and walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naha, Kunigami-son, Motobu-cho, Itoman, Nanjo
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:
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Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ikema-jima Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Sunayama Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Miyakojima online tour planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get outdoors at Ida no Hama Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Funauki Village.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

5
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, get outside with Yonehara Beach, examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In April in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Spirited Garden and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Halla Mountain and Hyeopjae Beach. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, Seopjikoji, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Gueomri Stone Salt Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Sanho Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planning tool.

Getting from Ishigaki to Jeju by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay May 5 — 11:
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

7
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoul Arts Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Trickeye Museum Seoul and Changdeokgung Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae)). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral, wander the streets of Insadong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seoul sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Suwon
Find places to stay May 11 — 18:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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