21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Ise
— 1 night
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 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.
Visit Kencho-ji Temple and Kanda Myojin for their historical value. Nezu Museum and Ueno District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)) and Memorial Warships Mikasa (in Yokosuka). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Yanaka District, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, contemplate the long history of 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine.

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London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Memorial Warships Mikasa
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera 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 discover tucked-away gems like Kodai-ji Temple and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ise online travel planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Ise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

2
nights
Onna-son

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 16th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Onna-son holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ise to Onna-son takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Ise, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Onna-son, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Itoman, Naha, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
The Tower of Himeyuri ©
The Tower of Himeyuri

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toguchi no Hama and Sunayama Beach. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip builder app.

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in February, Miyakojima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, walk around Kabira Park, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki driving holiday planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Daishoin Temple and Atomic Bomb Dome. Step off the beaten path and head to Yamato Museum and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Itsukushima Gekijyo). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in February; daily highs in Hiroshima reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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