60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Fukuoka
— 7 nights
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Naruto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Hirosaki
— 6 nights
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yatsuo no Machinami and Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple. We've included these beaches for you: Kotogahama Beach and Gongenmori Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (in Toyama), Sakai (Hamaji Beach, Mikuni Sunset Beach, &more) and Motorcar Museum of Japan (in Komatsu). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, wander the streets of Teramachi District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudosonkorin Temple, and explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Kanazawa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kanazawa. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Kanazawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
IN KANAZAWA HOUSE ©
IN KANAZAWA HOUSE
Motorcar Museum of Japan ©
Motorcar Museum of Japan

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Popular historic sites such as Doganji Kannondo and Nunoike Catholic Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum and Antarctic Research Ship Fuji. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagoya City Tram & Subway Museum (in Nisshin), Nagahama (Kinomotojuku & Shakudoji Temple) and Daijuji Temple (in Okazaki). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Nagoya City Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takamu Shrine, try to win big at Nagoya Guild Casino, and explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya online tour planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Nagoya sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum ©
Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum
Doganji Kannondo ©
Doganji Kannondo
Antarctic Research Ship Fuji ©
Antarctic Research Ship Fuji

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Kyoto

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Friendship Adventures and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nenenokomichi and Konchi-in. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Sagawa Art Museum (in Moriyama), Otsu (Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine, Nango Suisan Center, &more) and Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple (in Kyotanabe). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rokuharamitsuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Daimonji.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in September, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 6:
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Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine ©
Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Shinnyodo Temple ©
Shinnyodo Temple

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Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Modern Transportation Museum and Osaka City Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tachibana-dera Temple and Joruri Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Asuka-mura (Asuka-dera Temple & Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata), Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum (in Ikeda) and Imanishike Residence (in Kashihara). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akishinodera Temple, admire the natural beauty at Sakuya Konohanakan, and make a trip to Ruins of Takatori Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online tour planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Asuka-dera Temple ©
Asuka-dera Temple
Akishinodera Temple ©
Akishinodera Temple
Tachibana-dera Temple ©
Tachibana-dera Temple

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Peace Flame and Daiganji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Misen Wild Woods and Motoyasu River. Venture out of the city with trips to Onomichi (Ikuchi Bridge, Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, &more), Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Hatsukaichi (Asebi Walking Areas, Paddle Park, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mazda Museum, snap pictures at Aioi Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame
Former Naval Academy ©
Former Naval Academy
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tsutsukihama Beach and Old Ito Denemon House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kashii-gu and Jotenji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum (in Chikuzen-machi), Nyoirinji Temple (in Ogori) and Soeda-machi (Hikosan Shrine, Hoheiden, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Iki City Ikikoku Museum, steep yourself in history at Higashiyamate Ko Jusanbankan, head outdoors with Fukuma Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ohama Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naruto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 23:
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Tsutsukihama Beach
Tsutsukihama Beach
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum
Kashii-gu ©
Kashii-gu

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Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bando Prisoner of War Camp, get engrossed in the history at Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall, then kick back and relax at Tsukimigaoka Seaside Park, then head outdoors with Komatsu Beach, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Naruto planner.

Fly from Fukuoka to Naruto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Fukuoka in October, plan for slightly colder days in Naruto, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naruto

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bando Prisoner of War Camp ©
Bando Prisoner of War Camp
Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall ©
Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ubara Risokyo and Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course. Let the collections at Fire Museum and 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Nipponmaru Memorial Park (in Minatomirai), Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple (in Hino) and Katsuura (Ubara Beach & Okitsu Beach). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hozomon, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin, and let your taste buds guide you at Tokyo Ramen Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Naruto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naruto in October since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Ubara Risokyo ©
Ubara Risokyo

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Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Appreciate the collections at Hakka Pass Observatory and Takaoka no Mori Historical Museum of Hirosaki Clan. Escape the urban bustle at Shirakami Sanchi and Kumoi no Taki Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hirosaki: Ajiga Sawa Sumo Museum Mainoumi Furusato Sajiki (in Ajigasawa-machi), Jogakura Bridge (in Aomori) and Towada (Deai-bashi Bridge, Ashura no Nagare, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choshoji Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hirosaki Catholic Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and contemplate the long history of Too Gijyuku Gaijin Kyoshikan.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hirosaki online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hirosaki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in October, with highs in Hirosaki at 59°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple
Saishoin Temple ©
Saishoin Temple
Towada Shrine ©
Towada Shrine

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Step out of the city life by going to Onuma Lake and Nagareyama Camping Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kyu Soma-tei and Yafurai Tenmangu. Venture out of the city with trips to Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Konbukan & Onuma Quasi-National Park) and Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack, contemplate the long history of Old Kaitaku Hakodate Shicho Shosekiko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Hirosaki to Hakodate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Escape the urban bustle at Shinsennuma and Mt. Teine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hokkaido Shrine Tongu and Important Cultural Properties at Hokkaido University Botanical Garden Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Ishihara Yujiro Memorial, Taishougarasu Museum, &more), Asahikawa (Ayako Miura Literature Museum, Asahikawashi Museum, &more) and Niseko Photography & Guiding (in Kutchan-cho). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Jozan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, make a trip to Hoheikan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Hakodate, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

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