22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary maker

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Fly
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train to Hakata, Fly to Yakushima
4
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Ferry
8
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Tokyo Haneda
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto

— 2 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Kyoto is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Kyoto. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Hiroshima

— 1 night

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 22nd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima day trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, then get outside with Seibu Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in March: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Motobu-cho

— 2 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, you will find days in Motobu-cho are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 27th (Sat), go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in March since evenings lows in Miyakojima dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Ishigaki

— 3 nights
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 Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and visit Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki online journey maker.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary builder site.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Zojo-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Tokyo takes 7.5 hours. In April, Tokyo is little chillier than Iriomote-jima - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.