16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train to Tokyo Narita, Fly to Mexico City

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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes teamLab☆Planets, Nezu Shrine and Asakusa Shrine. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Ginza. Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, and make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Onna-son

— 2 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll around Araha Park (Araha Beach), then browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, then explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and finally step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Manza Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Onna-son trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July in Onna-son, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 26th (Mon), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Amitori Asaba, get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Ishigaki

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Sunset Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online trip maker.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour planning site.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Hashiya Kaede. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Asahiyaki (in Uji). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto holiday planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.