23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Akamon Oneribei (in Nishinomiya). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planning tool.

Atlanta, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Atlanta to Kyoto. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you will find days in Kyoto are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Take a break from the city and head to Aragusuku Beach and Ikema-jima Island. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima holiday builder website.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in June: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 87°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Sunset Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, walk around Kabira Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki travel site.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

4
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kouri Beach. Get some historical perspective at Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Naha (Shurijo Castle & Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum), Araha Park (Araha Beach) (in Chatan-cho) and Kunigami-son (Hiji Waterfall, Okuma Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, kick back and relax at Manza Beach, and look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Onna-son itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Onna-son are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nagata Inakahama, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in June, expect Yakushima-cho to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hase-dera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Ginzafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) & Hase-dera Temple Kannondo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba District, stop by Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

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Fly from Yakushima-cho to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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