16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Kabira Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ishigaki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Ishigaki is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On your second day here, head outdoors with Bisezaki, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho online travel planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Bisezaki ©
Bisezaki
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenhead off the coast to Miyajima, and then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and gear up at Fuuka-Kimono.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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