16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
5
Takayama
— 1 night
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

1
night
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 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

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Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aragusuku Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sunayama Beach and Irabu Ohashi. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and pick up some local products at Wide Market.

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Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asakusa Shrine and Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at KidZania Tokyo, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, view the masterpieces at teamLab Borderless, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In October, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 3rd (Sun), browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, thensee the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, thenget to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, thensee the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama attractions planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Takayama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, Dotombori District
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore JMSDF Kure Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mitaki Temple and Yamato Museum. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kure
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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