16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Akihabara and Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a stroll through Ueno, take a stroll through Akihabara, then look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, and finally don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary builder site .

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Tokyo is 9 hours. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tenryuji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto route planning tool .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Ise Shrine Geku, Dotonbori
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at JMSDF Kure Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Visit Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Atomic Bomb Dome for their historical value. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Itsukushima Shrine). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and view the masterpieces at Schmoe House.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip maker tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

2
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tiger Beach, and then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, then kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Urasoe Castle Ruins.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Onna-son day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hiroshima to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Onna-son sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Urasoe Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach
Urasoe Castle Ruins ©
Urasoe Castle Ruins

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum, see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, and finally head outdoors with Nagamahama Beach Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, then examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, and finally examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. In July in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kubazaki Beach, then examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ishigaki trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. August in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kohama-jima
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi ©
Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi

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