22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Yonaha Maehama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Miyakojima is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 29°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Yonehara Beach and Akashi Beach. Visit Kondoi Beach and Shiraho Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Pinion Direct Shop, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and kick back and relax at Fusaki Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gahijima Sand Dune and Nishibama Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hizushi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: stroll through Aharen Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Geruma Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Zamami-son planner .

Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Zamami-son with the Route module. In April in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aharen Beach
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Akabaka Beach and Diamond Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Motobu-cho (Anchihama & Sesoko Labyrinth). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo and look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Onna-son road trip planning app .

Getting from Zamami-son to Onna-son by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Akabaka Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Toguchi Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Fuuka-Kimono. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto, Festival of the Ages Building Toni Toni, and make a trip to Nishiki Market.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online holiday planner .

You can fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Onna-son in April; daily highs in Kyoto reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Motosuko Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sankodai, then take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Motosuko Lake ©
Motosuko Lake

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Kido Pond, look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then head outdoors with Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi trip builder app .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Yamanouchi-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Kido Pond ©
Kido Pond

3
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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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Asakusa, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

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Do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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