16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 6 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Yonehara Beach and Fusaki Beach. There's lots more to do: get outside with Sukuji Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki journey planning app.

Cardiff, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Cardiff to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in September: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

2
nights
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 25th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima travel app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in September, with highs in Hiroshima at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

6
nights
Osaka

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Matsue Swimming Beach and Amore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Kirihama Beach (in Toyooka) and Kyoto (Gion, Nijo Castle, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Akashi, Himeji Castle, Kirihama Beach
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Moroiso Shores in Miura, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moroiso Shores
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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