17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Onna-son
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
7
Yokohama
— 1 night
8
Sapporo
— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, thenkick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Ishigaki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in October: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thensnap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

1
night
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenlook for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Onna-son tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Zakimi Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Zakimi Castle Ruins ©
Zakimi Castle Ruins

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in October, things will get a bit cooler in Osaka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do 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 inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Tenryuji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nanzen-ji Temple and Daikaku-ji. There's much more to do: make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, visit Pontocho District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey planning app.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, don't miss a visit to NYK Hikawamaru, walk around Yamashita Park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade, thenwander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planning site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Moerenuma Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Yokohama to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Yokohama in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sapporo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

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