60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
2
Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
5
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
7
Kyoto
— 6 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
9
Takachiho-cho
— 4 nights
10
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
11
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
12
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
13
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
14
Ishigaki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Takushinkan and Shikisai no Oka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Furano Budogaoka Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamifurano-cho (Onsen Resorts & Goto Sumio Art Museum), Furano (Anpanman Shop Furano, Furano Wine Factory, &more) and Higashikawa Culture Gallery (in Higashikawa-cho). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, play a few rounds at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, and relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Biei-cho travel website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Biei-cho is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Biei-cho. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Furano, Shimukappu-mura, Kamifurano-cho, Higashikawa-cho
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Takushinkan ©
Takushinkan
Furano Wine Factory ©
Furano Wine Factory
Goto Sumio Art Museum ©
Goto Sumio Art Museum

3
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Mashu and Lake Onneto. Get out of town with these interesting Teshikaga-cho side-trips: Rikubetsu-cho (Rikubetsu Railway & Michi-no-Eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu), Shigechan Land (in Tsubetsu-cho) and Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, wander the wide-open spaces of Watanabe Experience Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Teshikaga-cho tour planner.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rikubetsu-cho, Shigechan Land, Lake Onneto, Kaminoko Pond, Mt. Io
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Lake Kussharo Sand Bath ©
Lake Kussharo Sand Bath
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond

3
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiretoko Goko Lake and Oshin Koshin Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway & Lake Rausu). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raiun Shrine, and look for gifts at Shari Kobo Shiretokoya.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rausu-cho, Shiretoko Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Onsen Resorts
Raiun Shrine ©
Raiun Shrine

6
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.
Head to Ginza and MUJI Yurakuchofor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like teamLab☆Planets and Tokyo National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Fujiko F Fujio Museum (in Kawasaki). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, stop by Ueno District, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kichijoji, Fujiko F Fujio Museum
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

6
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Hakone Museum of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lalique Museum Hakone and Okada Museum of Art. Step out of Hakone-machi with an excursion to Gotemba Premium Outlets in Gotemba--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, see the interesting displays at Little Prince Museum, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art

5
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Amanatto Kawamura. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Suganuma Gassho Community. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Komatsu (Motorcar Museum of Japan & Natadera Temple), Spas (in Kaga) and Nanto (Ainokura Observatory, Ainokura Gassho Community, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, take a stroll through Teramachi District, and walk around Kanazawa Castle Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Takayama, Komatsu, Spas
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Kyoto Railway Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto attractions site.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do your shopping at Schmoe House and Ekie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima) and Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mazda Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Peace Flame, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Mazda Museum ©
Mazda Museum

4
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Michi-no-Eki Takachiho and Takachiho Gamadase Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Takachiho Shrine and Heitate Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Minamiaso-mura (Aso Highland Museum Park, Onsen Resorts, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, steep yourself in history at Kushifuru Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hutagami Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Takachiho Museum of History and Folklore.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Takachiho-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Minamiaso-mura, Heitate Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Yakushimacho History and Folklore Archives, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine, thenhead outdoors with Isso Beach, and finally make a trip to Yahazu Cape. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, thenstop by Pontankan, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Takachiho-cho in October since evenings lows in Yakushima-cho dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Onsen Resorts

4
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road and Nakijin Castle Ruins. Get some cultural insight at Oceanic Culture Museum and Native Okinawan Villege. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Minnajima Island, kick back and relax at Minna Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Underground Dam Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunayama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, examine the collection at Yukishio Museum, explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki, and head outdoors with Painagama Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip website.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Motobu-cho in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, thenadmire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, thenmake a trip to Funauki Village, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ruins of Amitory Village. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, thencontemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Haemida Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima online tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port
Wasurenaishi ©
Wasurenaishi

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Misaki Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Nakamoto Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach & Kuroshima Lighthouse) and Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi & Hairumubushi Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stop by Yurateiku Market, head outdoors with Maezato Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. November in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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