22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Onna-son
— 1 night
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
8
Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
9
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Yonehara Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, walk around Banna Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

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Brussels, Belgium to Ishigaki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In March, Ishigaki is much warmer than Brussels - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Toguchi no Hama. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sunayama Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, thenkick back and relax at Manza Beach, thenstop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Onna-son travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Onna-son, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, head outdoors with Seibu Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip app.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara Park (in Nara) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip tool.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thenget a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Odaiba District and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, take a stroll through Hakuba, thenhike along Shi no Komichi, thenhit the slopes at Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort, and finally hike along Kitaone Kogen Highland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, thenhead outdoors with Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, thentake in the awesome beauty at Happoone, and finally don't miss a visit to Kurobe Dam.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura trip planning website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Hakuba-mura to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, Kurobe Dam
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Happoone ©
Happoone

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort and then hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hakuba-mura to Kutchan-cho takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, Kutchan-cho is a bit cooler than Hakuba-mura - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

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