16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Zamami-son
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Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Senso-ji Temple. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at ARONA SPA, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in May since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

4
nights
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 Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Osaka

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 11th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

1
night
Iwami-cho

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Shirawara Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, then kick back and relax at Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anami Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Iwami-cho route planning site.

You can drive from Osaka to Iwami-cho in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Iwami-cho, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route site.

Traveling by car from Iwami-cho to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

2
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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 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, get outside with Yonehara Beach, then look for gifts at Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo, then kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, and finally get outside with Sunset Beach. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Maesato Beach, get outside with Shiraho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Maezato Beach, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hiroshima in May, with highs in Ishigaki at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Zamami-son

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ama Beach, head outdoors with Furuzamami Beach, then kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hizushi Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zamami-son holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Zamami-son. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ishigaki in May: highs in Zamami-son hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.