17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then take a stroll through Kamiyacho.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Hiroshima is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in October, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aragusuku Beach and Shimojiiima Island. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, make a trip to East Henna Cape, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hoshisuna Beach and Ida no Hama Beach. Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Nakama-river Protected Region, admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kondoi Beach and Iko Pier. Take a break from the city and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Nakamoto Beach. Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Kuro-shima to see Kuroshima Research Institute about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, stop by Yurateiku Market, steep yourself in history at Mutumera no Aruji no Mitake, and make a trip to Ishigaki City Tokusan Hambai Center.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.