60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
Bus to 古島駅前, Fly to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kumamoto, Train to Kagoshima Chuo Station, Ferry to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Shari-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Ishigaki

— 6 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. Spend 3rd (Sat) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, stroll around Kabira Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Ishigaki is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Iriomote-jima

— 3 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ida no Hama Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Miyakojima

— 5 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Henna Cape and Yabiji. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, head off the coast to Shimojishima Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Motobu-cho

— 5 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Minnajima Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo & Daisekirinzan), Kouri Beach (in Nakijin-son) and Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market, Blue Cave, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Takachiho-cho

— 4 nights
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Takachiho Gorge and Amano Yasugawara. Change things up with these side-trips from Takachiho-cho: Aso (Couples, Daikanbo Lookout, &more) and Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, and contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Takachiho-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Motobu-cho in September, expect Takachiho-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Yakushima-cho

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oko no Taki Fall and Seibu Trail. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and make a trip to Jōmon Sugi.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Hiroshima

— 5 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peace Bell and Ohara Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Momijidani Park (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Senjokaku, &more) and Japanese Rural Toy Museum (in Kurashiki). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:

Kanazawa

— 6 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Takayama (Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gokayama, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, and get great views at Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

Shari-cho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shiretoko National Park and Mt. Rausu. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki, stroll through Shiretoko Peninsula, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho online trip builder.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Shari-cho in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in October; daily highs in Shari-cho reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Teshikaga-cho

— 4 nights
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Mashu and Kaminoko Pond. Change things up with these side-trips from Teshikaga-cho: Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho), Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho) and Kaiyodai Observatory (in Nakashibetsu-cho). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, don't miss a visit to Abashiri Prison Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Teshikaga-cho can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

Tokyo

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

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Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Tokyo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Teshikaga-cho in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.