16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kondoi Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ishigaki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get much warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sunayama Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In March in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Get some cultural insight at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Miyajima. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Itsukushima Gekijyo) and Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, expect nights in Hiroshima to be colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, stop by Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotombori District
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Ginza. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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