19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo
— 4 nights

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, thenhead off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, thensnap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Miyakojima. Traveling from Sydney in April, Miyakojima is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenget outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, thenHead underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki route maker.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach.

Start your trip to Onna-son by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son by flight takes about 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Iriomote-jima in April since evenings lows in Onna-son dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, hike along Seibu Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho holiday planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, plan for little chillier nights in Hiroshima, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Miyajima, Yamato Museum
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toji and Chion-in Temple. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto visit website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Samurai Museum. Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, approximately Kamakura away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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