23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly + Bus:  19 h 30 min
1
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sefa-Utaki and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Get some historical perspective at Katsuren Castle Ruins and Zakimi Castle Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son), Okichan Theater (in Motobu-cho) and Daisekirinzan (in Kunigami-son). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a taste of the local shopping with Onna Station Nakayukui Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son holiday planning tool.

Glasgow, UK to Onna-son is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Glasgow to Onna-son due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in March, expect Onna-son to be warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Katsuren Castle Ruins, St. Clara Church, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okichan Theater, Sefa-Utaki
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Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shimojiiima Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunayama Beach and Yabiji. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Kayaking & Canoeing. Escape the urban bustle at Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by Yurateiku Market, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and take in the exciting artwork at Nei Museum of Art.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore and learn at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yamato Museum and Itsukushima Gekijyo. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's more to do: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima vacation builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Ishigaki in March, expect nights in Hiroshima to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ise Shrine Geku and Toji. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Dotombori (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Dotombori, Ise Shrine Geku, Himeji Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pola Museum of Art and Tokyo National Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Takeshita Street and Ginza. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Samurai Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pola Museum of Art
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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