27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Shimoda
— 2 nights
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Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Take a break from the city and head to Kondoi Beach and Sukuji Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, get outside with Mt.Omotodake, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Ishigaki is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. While traveling from Curitiba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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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 12th (Tue): head outdoors with Sea Sky Hakuai, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sawada no hama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, head outdoors with Boraga Beach, then get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Miyakojima holiday planning site.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nara Park and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senko-ji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder tool.

Fly from Miyakojima to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in January, with highs in Osaka at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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Wildlife Area
Nara Park
4.5

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hero Tour Japan and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Arashiyama. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip website.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 21st (Thu), get outside with Tsumekizaki, enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Beach, kick back and relax at Otago Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Futo Beach, and finally boost your wellbeing at Osawaso Yamanoie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tatadohama Beach, explore the activities along Iritahama Beach, then kick back and relax at Yumigahama Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Okuiro Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Minamiizu Aloe Center.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shimoda online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kyoto to Shimoda in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in January since evenings lows in Shimoda dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Beach
Tsumekizaki
4.0

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Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Step out of the city life by going to Snow Monkey Resorts and Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, head outdoors with Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, stop by Hakuba, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakuba-mura travel tool.

Getting from Shimoda to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Shimoda in January: high temperatures in Hakuba-mura hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Neighborhood
Hakuba
4.2
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Mountain
Happoone
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
On the 26th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, then fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Hakuba-mura to Yamanouchi-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Yamanouchi-machi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba District and Ginza. Get in touch with nature at Street Kart Shibuya and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and stop by Akihabara.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Yamanouchi-machi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4

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