19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
4
Nakijin-son
— 1 night
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo
— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken and Ishigaki Yaima Village. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Nakamoto Beach in Kuro-shima, approximately Kuro-shima away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

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Paris, France to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Ishigaki are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nakamoto Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Port, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Residence of Niimori. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Utara Tanko and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast and then explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. In March in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomibansho Trace, take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nakijin-son trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Nakijin-son in 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, Nakijin-son is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagata Inakahama, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nakijin-son to Yakushima-cho in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Nakijin-son in March, expect Yakushima-cho to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at To no Oka, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, things will get slightly colder in Hiroshima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
Highlights from your plan
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Chion-in Temple. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Museum. Fire Museum and Kanda Myojin will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and stroll through Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

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