27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
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Ferry to Kagoshima, Train to Kumamoto, Drive to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
Taxi to Bungo-Ogi, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Takayama
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Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Perth International Airport

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinaisara Falls and Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip builder.

Perth, Australia to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Iriomote-jima is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in June, expect Iriomote-jima to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Yabiji and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's still lots to do: get outside with Toguchi no Hama, don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tropical Dream Center and Minna Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, head outdoors with Gorilla Chop, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Motobu Old Local Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 11th (Thu): go for a walk through Gejibe no Sato, then admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, and then kick back and relax at Isso Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Yahazu Cape, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tachudake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in June: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Takachiho-cho

The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aratate Shrine and Kaguraden. Venture out of the city with trips to Aso (Couples & Aso Mizuki Meguri) and Kuju Highland (in Taketa). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tunnel Station, contemplate the long history of Kushifuru Shrine, browse the eclectic array of goods at Takachiho Gamadase Market, and get outside with Mt.Sobo.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mitaki Temple and Peace Flame. Go for a jaunt from Hiroshima to Mihara to see Sankeien about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Setonaikai, look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum.

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Getting from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima by combination of taxi and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Shari-cho

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park and Shiretoko Peninsula. There's lots more to do: cruise along Road to Heaven, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shari, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko National Park, and get outside with Shiretoko Beach.

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You can fly from Hiroshima to Shari-cho in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, Shari-cho is a bit cooler than Hiroshima - with highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Norikura Summit Tatamidaira. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Matsumoto (Pond Tashiro & Karasawa Carl). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town, look for gifts at Hida Bussankan, see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Shirakabe Dozogai.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Takayama vacation planner.

Getting from Shari-cho to Takayama by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shari-cho in June; daily highs in Takayama reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Nachikatsura-cho

The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Nachi Highland Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Nachi Primeval Forest, explore the activities along Nachi Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, then head off the coast to Kinomatsushima Island, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kajitorizaki. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Umikongo, pause for some photo ops at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Equestrian Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally look for gifts at Katsuura Nigiwai Market.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho holiday app.

You can drive from Takayama to Nachikatsura-cho in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Nachikatsura-cho, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.