60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  31 h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  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 + Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Takamatsu
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Himeji
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary maker.

Curitiba, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 31- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Curitiba to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Curitiba in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Sun Green Asahi (in Hokota), Kinu Green Park (in Takanezawa-machi) and Ishikiri Sammyaku (in Kasama). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, stroll through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, explore the striking landscape of Nikko National Park, and find something for the whole family at Forespa Daigo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nikko: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Forespa Daigo, Pep Kids Koriyama, Sun Green Asahi, Mt. Nabewari, Nikko National Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Mt. Mano (in Shizuoka), Jinchokan Moriya Archives (in Chino) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

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Traveling by car from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In January in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 3°C at night. 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, Mt. Mano, Matsumoto Castle, Jinchokan Moriya Archives, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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 Nagoya's surroundings by going to Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Ise (Ise Grand Shrine, Okageza, &more) and Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island & Toba Aquarium). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, relax in the rural setting at Maruu Toyama Farm, and find something for the whole family at Hotel Shima Spain Mura.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip app.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nagoya are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Chubu Park, Maruu Toyama Farm, Shimin Shiki no Mori
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.
Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, walk around Banna Park, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nagoya to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Nagoya in January, things will get much warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough 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:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: 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). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, see the interesting displays at Haebaru Town Museum, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and pause for some photo ops at Heiwa no Ishiji.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Naha day trip app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Naha are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Nanjo, Onna-son, Heiwa no Ishiji
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu & Kotohiragu shrine office), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Kyu Zentsujikaikosya (in Zentsuji). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma, get great views at Befukyo Canyon, and make a trip to Zuiganji Temple.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Naha to Takamatsu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, Takamatsu is cooler than Naha - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kotohira-cho, Befukyo Canyon, Mt. Kajigamori, Kyu Zentsujikaikosya
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosanji Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Takamatsu to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Tottori Sand Dunes (in Tottori), Tarumino Ozakura (in Yabu) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and identify plant and animal life at Hattoji Furusatomura.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Tottori Sand Dunes, Daisen Outlook, Tarumino Ozakura, 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 ©
Koko-en

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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 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) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Ishikawa Jumoku Park
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
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: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, hike along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, things will get little chillier in Sapporo: highs are around -1°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to 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
Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) ©

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