17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Ise
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Naha
— 2 nights
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, thenexplore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, visit Kagurazaka, wander the streets of Yanaka District, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Ueno District.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planner.

Exeter, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Tokyo is 9 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Step off the beaten path and head to Shimogamo Jinja and Ninna-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, and examine the collection at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazahinominomiya, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya, thencontemplate the long history of Izawanomiya, and finally get outside with Ago no Matsubara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, make a trip to Jingu Chokokan Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Hinjitsukan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ise trip planning app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in February, Ise is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shima, Takinomiya
Highlights from your plan
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine ©
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

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 10th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and finally wander the streets of Nipponbashi Denden Town.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Osaka when traveling from Ise in February, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, steep yourself in history at Kankaimon, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Hoshimmon, thencontemplate the long history of Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate, and finally learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tsushimamaru Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine, examine the collection at Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum, steep yourself in history at Urasoe Castle Ruins, thenexplore the world behind art at Sakima Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Minatogawa Stateside Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Naha travel app.

You can fly from Osaka to Naha in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Naha, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Urasoe, Sakima Art Museum, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen ©
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ammama Utaki, examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, thenexamine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, thenexamine the collection at Underground Dam Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yamatoga, get outside with Sunayama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki, thenstroll the grounds of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, and finally admire the masterpieces at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima online vacation planner.

You can fly from Naha to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

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.
On the 16th (Tue), take a stroll through Misaki Town, take an in-depth tour of Nantou Folk Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki visit planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

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