17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pola Museum of Art or Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Tokyo. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Pola Museum of Art
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tofuku-ji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Dotombori to see Dotombori District about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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 31st (Sun), Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, thenhead outdoors with Yonehara Beach, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenstop by Yurateiku Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki travel route planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 2nd (Tue), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Funauki Village, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip website.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aragusuku Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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