22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train to Tokyo Narita, Fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth

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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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Kōtoku-in. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo & Hase-dera Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 15 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo or Nei Museum of Art. You'll get in some beach time at Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, head outdoors with Sukuji Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are warmer (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Toguchi no Hama and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder website.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Popular historic sites such as Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima are in your itinerary. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Senjokaku). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for little chillier days in Hiroshima, with highs around 57°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Osaka

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.
Get some historical perspective at Osaka Castle and Kofuku-ji Temple. Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, look for gifts at Shimada Shoten, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
nights
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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Maiko Antiques Kyotofor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, and visit Arashiyama.

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Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Japan travel guide

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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.