22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
6
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
8
Kyoto
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Cincinnati, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Cincinnati in May, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

2
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Tokyo to Iriomote-jima in 7.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: high temperatures in Iriomote-jima hover around 84°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Pinaisara Falls
4.8

3
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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 Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Nishi Pier. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, pause for some photo ops at Yoko Gushiken Monument, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

3
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yabiji and East Henna Cape. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Yabiji
4.8
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Landmark
East Henna Cape
4.4

2
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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.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, make a trip to Taikoiwa, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally make a trip to Wilson Stump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, things will get a bit cooler in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 75°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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National Park
Yakusugi Land
4.6
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Landmark
Wilson Stump
4.5

1
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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Takachiho-cho, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Takachiho Shrine
4.4
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Religious Site
Amano Iwato Shrine
4.4

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kintaikyo Bridge and Peace Bell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Daishoin Temple
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Yamato Museum
4.3

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nishi Honganji and Heian Shrine. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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