23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
7
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
8
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
9
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
10
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights

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3
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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 Chidorigafuchi and Rainbow Bridge. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Tokyo Walking Tours, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then wander the streets of Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Religious Site
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6

1
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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Daimonzaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Kyoto in March, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Religious Site
Kumano Nachi Taisha
4.4
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Waterfall
Nachi Mitaki Falls
4.6
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Religious Site
Seigantoji Temple
4.4

2
nights
Osaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. On your second day here, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online attractions planner.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip app.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
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Monument
Peace Bell
4.6

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, make a trip to Taikoiwa, then make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally make a trip to Wilson Stump. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train 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 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Landmark
Taikoiwa
4.8
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Landmark
Jōmon Sugi
4.4

2
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Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
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 5th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then get outside with Kouri Beach, and finally take in the views from Kouri Ohashi.

For photos and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho travel website.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Scenic Walking Area
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road
4.2
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World heritage site
Nakijin Castle Ruins
4.2

2
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, then head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, and finally go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then make a trip to East Henna Cape, then visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Imugya Marine Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure
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Bridge
Irabu Ohashi
4.6
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.9

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kabira Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, make a trip to Euglena Mall, and take in the pleasant sights at Cape Ongazaki.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki vacation planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Waterfall
Pinaisara Falls
4.8

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