60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Tsu
— 2 nights
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Nara
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Fukui
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
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Nanao
— 2 nights
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Sado
— 2 nights
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Shirakawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
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Oshima-machi
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 nights
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 Mt. Takao and Minamisawa Ajisaiyama. Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Ginza. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Higashikurume to see Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

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Billum, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billum to Tokyo is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Billum in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Tsu

— 2 nights
Tsu is the capital city of Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 279,304 and a population density of 393 persons per km2. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjuji Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Mie Prefectural Museum, then examine the collection at Yume Utsutsu, and finally steep yourself in history at Tsujo Ato. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, then make a trip to Oharai-machi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tsu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Tsu. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Tsu to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Tsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

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Nara

— 5 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Kasugayama. Do your shopping at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo and Experience YAMATO. Change things up with these side-trips from Nara: Yamanobe Street (in Tenri), Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Mount Miwa) and Kashihara (Kashihara City Tourism Exchange Center Kashihara Navi Plaza & Nakabashi Family House). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, and learn the secrets of beer at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nara visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tsu to Nara takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Osaka

— 6 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Daimaru Museum Umeda. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Koya and Gyoja no Taki. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda), Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Ichijo-in Temple, &more) and Hirohashibairin (in Shimoichi-cho). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip planning website.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Osaka, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

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Kyoto

— 6 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hero Tour Japan and Ume Sakura. Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Building. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and go for a walk through Gion.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fukui.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fukui

— 2 nights
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Station at Fukui Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Asuwayama Park, explore the historical opulence of Maruoka Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Tojimbo Cliff, and finally examine the collection at Fukui City Griffis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fukui Castle Ruins, admire the natural beauty at Yokokan Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, and finally steep yourself in history at Asakura Yakata Remains - Karamon.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Fukui day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fukui takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kyoto in April since evenings lows in Fukui dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Fukui

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Takayama

— 5 nights
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Do your shopping at Shofuen Matsuno Chaho and Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. Get a sense of the local culture at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Hida Takayama Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Matsumoto (Kaichi Gakko Primary School, Matsumoto Castle, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Takayama vacation planner.

You can drive from Fukui to Takayama in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Escape the urban bustle at In Kanazawa House and Mt. Sampoiwadake. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Higashichaya Old Town and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Venture out of the city with trips to Hakusan (Mount Hakusan, Ubagataki Falls, &more) and Komatsu (Aratama Valley & Ishikawa Children Community Center Komatsu-kan). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nanao.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nanao

— 2 nights
Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nanao Castle Ruins, hunt for treasures at Himi Banyagai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amaharashi Coast, contemplate the long history of Ikadai Residence, then step into the grandiose world of Takaoka Castle Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Imizu Shrine. Keep things going the next day: visit Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Keta Taisha.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nanao itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Nanao in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nanao are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sado.

Things to do in Nanao

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sado

— 2 nights
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
On the 12th (Thu), walk around Toki no Mori Park, admire all the interesting features of Osado Skyline, then explore the activities along Senkakuwan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, and finally contemplate the long history of Kitazawa Fuyusenkojo Remains. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Sado Ogi Coast, take a stroll through Shukunegi, then snap pictures at Yajima/Kyojima, and finally stop by Hokusetsu Sake Brewery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sado trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nanao to Sado in 8 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sado are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Sado

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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Shirakawa

— 2 nights
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Komine Castle Remains, get engrossed in the history at Kominejo Catsle History Museum, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Hatoriko Kougen, then take a peaceful walk through Angel Forest Nasu Shirakawa, and finally stroll through Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort. On your second day here, stroll around Fukushima Airport Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Otsujiga Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yukiwari Canyon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nishinosato Promenade, and finally stroll around Nanko Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shirakawa day trip planner.

You can drive from Sado to Shirakawa in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 5 nights
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.
Mount Fuji and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Mudani or Resort Outlet Yatsugatake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Yamanakako-mura (Yamanakako Bungaku no Mori Park & Lake Yamanaka), Oshino-mura (Deguchi Pond & Oshino Hakkai) and Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, stroll through Ubuyagasaki, make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, and head outdoors with Aokigahara Forest Nature Guide Tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip website.

Getting from Shirakawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Shirakawa in May, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Hakone-machi

— 6 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Do your shopping at Pola Museum of Art and Tago no Tsuki Honten. The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Narukawa Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Fuji Safari Park (in Susono), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Fuji (Mt. Iwamoto & Imamiya Tea Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, stroll through Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi online trip planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oshima-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Oshima-machi

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Mihara and Koajiro Forest. Get a sense of the local culture at Hajikama shrine and Kainan Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Oshima-machi side-trips: Miura (Urari, Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park, &more) and Higashiizu-cho (Higashiizu-cho Wind Power Generation Farm, Oyukakebenzaiten, &more).

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oshima-machi trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hakone-machi to Oshima-machi. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, expect nights in Oshima-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oshima-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.