60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
4
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
5
Himeji
— 5 nights
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
8
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
10
Kamakura
— 5 nights
11
Tokyo
— 7 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Amakusa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mogushi Beach). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, and stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planning site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Nagasaki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Nagasaki. In September, Nagasaki is somewhat warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki visit planning site.

Fly from Nagasaki to Ishigaki in 6 hours. In September, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Nagasaki - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in September, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Takamatsu side-trips: Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Inujima Seirensho Art Museum), Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office) and Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, don't miss a visit to Marugame Castle, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Takamatsu trip builder website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Takamatsu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Okayama, Kotohira-cho, Daiju zeki Weir of Yoshino River, 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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura & Tendaki Falls) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, don't miss a visit to Awaga Shrine, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Himeji online trip planner.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Himeji in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Takamatsu in September since evenings lows in Himeji dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Yabu, Otsuka Museum of Art, Mt. Takamikura, Daisen Outlook, Kunimi no Mori Park
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and stop by Gion.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation builder tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Angoji Temple (in Nanto), Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Wajima (Kuroshima Area & Okedaki Falls). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Wajima, Amidaga Falls, Angoji Temple, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Takayama (Shofuen Matsuno Chaho, Takayama Jinya, &more), Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano) and Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, don't miss a visit to Yubatake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiho-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in October, expect nights in Matsumoto to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°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, Yubatake, Daiho-ji Temple, Zenko-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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: Ita Beach (in Numazu), Izu (Yomotokan, Shuzen-ji Temple, &more) and Susono Fishing Park (in Susono). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji, cool off at Fureai Pool Tamaho, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Shojigataki Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi driving holiday planning website.

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

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Ita Beach, Kenshin Falls, Fureai Pool Tamaho, Susono Fishing Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Ita Beach
Ita Beach
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kamakura side-trips: Nagakubo Park (in Fujisawa), Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai (in Kyonan-machi) and Moroiso Shores (in Miura). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, don't miss a visit to Kamakura Zushi Highland Cherry Blossom Trees, trek along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, and contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip 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, daytime highs in Kamakura are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fujisawa, Hayama-machi, Kamogawa, Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai, Moroiso Shores
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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