21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Daimaru Museum Umeda. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Seattle to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nagata Inakahama, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tachudake and then trek along Yakusugi Land.

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Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in March; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nakijin Castle Ruins and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Take a break from the city and head to Okuma Beach and Cape Manzamo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son), St. Clara Church (in Yonabaru-cho) and Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son day trip planning tool.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Onna-son, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins, St. Clara Church, Okuma Beach
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Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, thenstep off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Funauki Village, get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Onna-son in April since evenings lows in Iriomote-jima dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, and then head outdoors with Kondoi Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In April in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toguchi no Hama and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip app.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Gotemba Premium Outlets. Do your shopping at Pola Museum of Art and Asakusa. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and stop by Ginza.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyakojima in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Gotemba Premium Outlets, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Pola Museum of Art
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

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