23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Ise
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Nakasone Toyumya Tomb. Bring the kids along to Painagama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima road trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Miyakojima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Miyakojima is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Banna Park, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki vacation planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daishoin Temple and Senkoji & Senkoji Park. Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Miyajima, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima travel route site.

Getting from Ishigaki to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Senkoji & Senkoji Park
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toji and Koyasan Okunoin. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Torodo Temple (in Koya-cho), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Himeji Castle, Kofuku-ji Temple, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Toji ©
Toji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, thenget engrossed in the history at Sengukan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, and then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ise visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Ise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Ise are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Toba Aquarium, Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nezu Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Kamogawa Sea World in Kamogawa (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: stop by Ueno District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip app.

Traveling by train from Ise to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Ise in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Tokyo. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Kamogawa Sea World
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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