25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
8
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv


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2
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 Aragusuku Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Shimojiiima Island. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Miyakojima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. March in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, walk around Banna Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip builder site .

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about an hour. In April in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okichan Theater, & more), St. Clara Church (in Yonabaru-cho) and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Onna-son trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Onna-son. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

2
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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.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and then hike along Yakusugi Land.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yakushima-cho route website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daishoin Temple and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima will appeal to history buffs. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Senkoji & Senkoji Park (in Onomichi). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome and see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April since evenings lows in Hiroshima dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) 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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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Ise Shrine Geku. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto holiday planning app .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Ise Shrine Geku, Todai-ji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hashigui Rock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nachikatsura-cho road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Nachikatsura-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shingu, Hashigui Rock
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then make a trip to Imperial Palace, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Odaiba and then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip website .

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in April, plan for little chillier nights in Tokyo, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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