16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Ginza, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then take a stroll through Takeshita Street. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and then take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Tokyo is 15 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in December: highs in Tokyo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then make a trip to Taikoiwa. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Yakusugi Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho attractions planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get outdoors at Pinaisara Falls and Mizuochi Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Iriomote Island. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Iriomote-jima using our trip planner.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Iriomote-jima in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in December, with highs in Iriomote-jima at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
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 (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, visit Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip maker.

Fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in January: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotombori District
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Gion
Gion

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