13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach and then stop by Pinion Direct Shop. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and then see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip website .

Newark, USA to Ishigaki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In March, Ishigaki is warmer than Newark - with highs of 73°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaiji Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
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Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble

2
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Appreciate the collections at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Nei Museum of Art. We've included these beaches for you: Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. Explore Ishigaki further: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, make a trip to Euglena Mall, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki road trip tool .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in March, you will find days in Hiroshima are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are much colder (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotonbori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Asahiyaki will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Asahiyaki
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
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.
Sensō-ji and Tokyo National Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba and Ginza. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and get all the equipment you need at Kimono Me.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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