22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 1 night
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Nikko
— 1 night
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Matsue
— 2 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
9
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
10
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
11
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
12
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nanzenji Suirokaku and Tsukiyominomiya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Miyazu (Amanohashidate View Land, Amanohashidate, &more), Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Ise (Oharai-machi & Ise Shrine Geku). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in November: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Nanzenji Suirokaku ©
Nanzenji Suirokaku
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koya-cho day trip site.

Drive from Kyoto to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, and finally walk around Nachi Highland Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, then don't miss a visit to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Takayama day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Takayama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in November: high temperatures in Takayama hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), then explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Senjogahara Field.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip planner.

Drive from Takayama to Nikko in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in November, Nikko is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Senjogahara Field ©
Senjogahara Field

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Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, browse the exhibits of Adachi Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, then take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Inochinushi no Yashiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Yuushien Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miho Shrine, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the activities along Shinji Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Matsue Vogel Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsue trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nikko to Matsue takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nikko in November since evenings lows in Matsue dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Miho Shrine ©
Miho Shrine
Matsue Vogel Park ©
Matsue Vogel Park

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Yasugawara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine.

Plan trip to Takachiho-cho with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Matsue to Takachiho-cho by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Shakunagenomori Park, admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho route builder site.

Do a combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Takachiho-cho in November, with highs in Yakushima-cho at 24°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shakunagenomori Park ©
Shakunagenomori Park

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Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho trip app.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho in 7.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in November, expect nights in Motobu-cho to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, and finally head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then go for a walk through Imugya Marine Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima tour site.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in November since evenings lows in Miyakojima dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Shimojiiima Island ©
Shimojiiima Island
Imugya Marine Garden ©
Imugya Marine Garden
Nishihenna Cape ©
Nishihenna Cape

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Island Countryside Settlement and Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower, stroll around Banna Park, head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki travel planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker website.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In November in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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