60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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60 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  31​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Nikko
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nagoya
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Naha
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
9
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
10
Kyoto
— 5 nights
11
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  38​h
End: Curitiba

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in December, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ishikiri Sammyaku (in Kasama), Sun Green Asahi (in Hokota) and Kinu Green Park (in Takanezawa-machi). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nabewari, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sakana to Mori no Kansatsuen, and get in on the family fun at Pep Kids Koriyama.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nikko trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Nikko hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sanbon Yaridake Moutain, Mt. Nabewari, Ishikiri Sammyaku, Forespa Daigo, Pep Kids Koriyama
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Jinchokan Moriya Archives (in Chino) and Mt. Mano (in Shizuoka). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, and see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner .

Getting from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Jinchokan Moriya Archives, Matsumoto Castle, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Ise Grand Shrine, Okageza, & more), Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island & Toba Aquarium) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, experience rural life at Maruu Toyama Farm, and don't miss a visit to Inuyama Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nagoya trip planner .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Chubu Park, Shimin Shiki no Mori, Hotel Shima Spain Mura
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

5
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.
Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get outside with Yarabudake, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nosoko.

Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagoya to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, Ishigaki is warmer than Nagoya - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

5
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo), Nakijin-son (Aiai Farm, Kouri Ohashi, & more) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, appreciate the history behind Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi, and make a trip to Kokusaidori.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Naha sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3 hours. January in Naha sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Nanjo, Onna-son, Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office), Kyu Zentsujikaikosya (in Zentsuji) and Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma, and look for all kinds of wild species at Befukyo Canyon.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Takamatsu visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Takamatsu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Naha in January, expect Takamatsu to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kotohira-cho, Kibitsu Shrine, Mt. Kajigamori, Zuiganji Temple
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosanji Temple, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Takamatsu to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kosanji Temple, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Tottori Sand Dunes (in Tottori) and Tarumino Ozakura (in Yabu). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, stroll around Kunimi no Mori Park, identify plant and animal life at Hattoji Furusatomura, and don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Himeji, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Okayama Korakuen Garden, Tottori Sand Dunes, Tarumino Ozakura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Kunimi no Mori Park
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip maker .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan), Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, & more) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

Find out how to plan Kanazawa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in February: highs in Kanazawa hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Ishikawa Jumoku Park, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get outside with Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, and hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo road trip planner .

You can fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In February, Sapporo is slightly colder than Kanazawa - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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