60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Shirahama-cho
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shinkamigoto-cho
— 5 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Taketomi-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yoron-cho
— 3 nights
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— 3 nights
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— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ghibli Museum Mitaka and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). Kids will enjoy Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba District. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Akihabara, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 3:

Shirahama-cho

— 6 nights
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
Attractions like Shirarahama Beach and Adventure World make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Engetsuto and Rinkaiura Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tanabe (Takahara Kirinosato, Senninburo, &more), Ichimai-iwa (in Kozagawa-cho) and Kajitorizaki (in Taiji-cho). The adventure continues: stop by Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama and explore the activities along Nachi Forest.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shirahama-cho day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shirahama-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shirahama-cho when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

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.
Bring the kids along to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Shirahama-cho to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Shirahama-cho in April, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Atomic Bomb Dome. Change things up with a short trip to Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Nagasaki

— 6 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Sakitsu Catholic Church and Nagasaki Peace Park will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Kujuku Island and Hashima Island make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Mogushi Beach (in Amakusa) and Tomioka Castle (in Reihoku-machi). The adventure continues: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and examine the collection at Dejima.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki online travel planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

Shinkamigoto-cho

— 5 nights
Kids will enjoy Funakakushi Catholic Church and Hiyamizu Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doinoura Church and Kaitsu Church. Get out of town with these interesting Shinkamigoto-cho side-trips: Goto (Fukuejima, Hisakajima, &more).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shinkamigoto-cho day trip planner.

Drive from Nagasaki to Shinkamigoto-cho in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nagasaki in April: highs in Shinkamigoto-cho hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You will leave for Ishigaki on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Ishigaki

— 7 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.
For shopping fun, head to Yurateiku Market or Nanapito Hompo. Bring the kids along to Yonehara Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Pinaisara Falls & Iriomote Island). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Sky Adventure Woomacoo, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and don't miss a visit to Cape Ongazaki.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shinkamigoto-cho to Ishigaki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shinkamigoto-cho in April, with highs in Ishigaki at 78°F and lows at 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:

Taketomi-jima

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Get in touch with nature at Kaiji Beach and Mangrove at Ishinagata Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taketomi-jima: Kubazaki Beach (in Kohama-jima) and Higashisuji (in Kuro-shima). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, stroll through Aiyaruhama Beach, examine the collection at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, and visit Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Taketomi-jima travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. In May in Taketomi-jima, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Miyakojima

— 7 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 Toguchi no Hama and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. For shopping fun, head to Furusato or Atarasu Ichiba. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Taketomi-jima to Miyakojima takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:

Yoron-cho

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Okaneku Coast and Terasaki Beach. Visit Udonosu Beach and Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoron-cho road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Yoron-cho. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okinoerabu-jima.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Okinoerabu-jima

— 3 nights
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Okidomari Kaihin Park, then surround yourself with nature on Okinoerabujima Caving Gaid Union, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ujiji Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wanjo Beach, then Head underground at Fucha Beach, and then get great views at Shoryu Cavern.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Okinoerabu-jima travel planning app.

Getting from Yoron-cho to Okinoerabu-jima by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Okinoerabu-jima are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ogasawara-mura.

Things to do in Okinoerabu-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Ogasawara-mura

— 2 nights
Family-friendly places like Minamijima and Chichijima Island will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Kominato Beach and Mt.Kofuji.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ogasawara-mura holiday builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinoerabu-jima to Ogasawara-mura. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogasawara-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

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.