22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
3
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Visiting Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach and get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima tour itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Miyakojima at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Akashi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Fusaki Beach, stop by Pinion Direct Shop, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki itinerary maker app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. October in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
We've included these beaches for you: Aharen Beach and Gahijima Sand Dune. Take a break from the city and head to Aka Beach and Hizushi Beach. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Nishibama Beach and kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Zamami-son with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aharen Beach
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Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, thenstep off the mainland to explore Miyajima, thencontemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Zamami-son to Hiroshima with the Route module. Traveling from Zamami-son in October, things will get a bit cooler in Hiroshima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Popular historic sites such as Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and stop by Ippuya.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Visit Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ginza. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka, approximately Mitaka away. There's lots more to do: stop by Odaiba District, take a stroll through Akihabara, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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