22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Canberra

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Banna Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kondoi Beach, and take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki vacation planner .

Canberra, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canberra to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, don't miss a visit to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River, and identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In April in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Misen and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in April; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Wilson Stump, and then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Yakushima-cho, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toji and Tofuku-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online road trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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