22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Shari-cho
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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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 much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Traveling from London in June, expect Ishigaki to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima

— 3 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iriomote Island and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, identify plant and animal life at Amitori Asaba, head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Miyakojima

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Onna-son

— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Emerald Beach. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, head outdoors with Diamond Beach, look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land and then take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Nagata Inakahama, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Onna-son in June: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Shari-cho

— 1 night
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): cruise along Road to Heaven, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Misaki.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Shari-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in July, things will get little chillier in Shari-cho: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Tokyo

— 3 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 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Rainbow Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip site.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Shari-cho - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.