60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
+2
Fly + subway + train:  17​h 45​min
1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h
2
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
4
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Himeji
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Kamakura
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amakusa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mogushi Beach) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, and head off the coast to Hashima Island.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Nagasaki is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Nagasaki is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in September; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amakusa, Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

5
nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site, and stroll around Kabira Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagasaki to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Nagasaki in September, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle.

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Getting from Ishigaki to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in September; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, & more), Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu Shrine & Kotohiragu shrine office) and Okayama (Korakuen Garden & Inujima Seirensho Art Museum). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple, explore the activities along Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, and get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Takamatsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kotohira-cho, Okayama, Zuiganji Temple, Marugame Castle
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

5
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura & Tendaki Falls), Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, and get to know the fascinating history of Chizushuku.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Takamatsu to Himeji takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takamatsu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Himeji, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yabu, Awaga Shrine, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Otsuka Museum of Art, Kunimi no Mori Park
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Kyoto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more), Wajima (Kuroshima Area & Okedaki Falls) and Angoji Temple (in Nanto). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online holiday planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Wajima, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Gongenmori Beach, Angoji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
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5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Takayama (Shofuen Matsuno Chaho, Takayama Jinya, & more), Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano) and Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiho-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Museum of Art, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto trip planning website .

Getting from Kanazawa to Matsumoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kanazawa in October: highs in Matsumoto hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Daiho-ji Temple, Yubatake, Zenko-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Susono Fishing Park (in Susono), Ita Beach (in Numazu) and Izu (Yomotokan, Shuzen-ji Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, take in the dramatic scenery at Shojigataki Falls, and cool off at Fureai Pool Tamaho.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Izu, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Ita Beach, Susono Fishing Park, Shojigataki Falls
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck ©
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck

5
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamakura: Moroiso Shores (in Miura), Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai (in Kyonan-machi) and Kamogawa (Shirosaki Beach & Kamogawa Sea World). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, take in panoramic vistas at Shojoken Ovservatory, trek along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, and look for gifts at Samuraikibun Kamakura.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kamakura itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kamakura in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hayama-machi, Fujisawa, Kamogawa, Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai, Moroiso Shores
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in October, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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