23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Londrina
Fly + Train:  33 h
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
3
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Londrina

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kennin-ji Temple and Kifune Shrine. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Shirahama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Oharai-machi, & more) and Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning site .

Londrina, Brazil to Kyoto is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Londrina to Kyoto. Traveling from Londrina in July, expect nights in Kyoto to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ise, SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, Kongobu-ji Temple, Shirahama Beach, Himeji Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. You'll explore and learn at Mazda Museum and Schmoe House. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Senjokaku, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and make a trip to Peace Flame.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

3
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 Kayaking & Canoeing. Sefa-Utaki and Urasoe Castle Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Nago (Busena Beach & Nantoirei no To), Motobu-cho (Minnajima Island & Bisezaki) and Nakijin-son (Akabaka Beach & Kouri Beach). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market, head outdoors with Diamond Beach, get your game on at Forest Adventure in Onna, and take a peaceful walk through Kemmin no Mori Forest Science Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hiroshima to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nago, Nakijin-son, Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, head outdoors with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, then see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, examine the collection at Yukishio Museum, head off the coast to Ogami Island, then examine the collection at Underground Dam Museum, then see the interesting displays at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, and finally get outside with Sea Sky Hakuai.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yabiji
Yabiji

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, then admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kura Falls, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima tour builder site .

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, get outside with Akashi Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, then get outside with Yonehara Beach, and finally head outdoors with Hairumubushi Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. July in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kencho-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), explore the activities along Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau, then head off the coast to Enoshima Island, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, stop by Bon Voyage, then admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at KidZania Tokyo.

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Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Ishigaki in July, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujisawa, Bon Voyage, Mt. Takao
Highlights from your plan
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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