29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Train:  18​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  7​h 15​min
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
4
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Nakijin-son
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  11​h
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
7
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Dotonbori. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Minami (Namba) and Kobe Harborland. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

Plan trip to Kyoto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Phoenix, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Kyoto is 16 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Kobe Harborland
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Family-friendly places like Hoshisuna Beach and Nakano Beach will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Iriomote Island and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

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You can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry from Kyoto to Iriomote-jima in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Kyoto in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iriomote-jima, with highs around 73°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, stop by Pinion Direct Shop, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Family-friendly places like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, look for gifts at Furusato, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about an hour. April in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
nights
Nakijin-son

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Kouri-jima Island and Daisekirinzan. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Okichan Theater, get in on the family fun at Nago Pineapple Park, and contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Remains.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nakijin-son trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Nakijin-son. Expect little chillier evenings in Nakijin-son when traveling from Miyakojima in April, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Okichan Theater, Daisekirinzan, Nago Pineapple Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

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.
Attractions like Yakusugi Land and Nagata Inakahama make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Wilson Stump. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Jōmon Sugi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Nakijin-son to Yakushima-cho takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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

6
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.
Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minato Mirai 21 and Omotesando. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Ikspiari in Urayasu--about 40 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to The Tsukiji Market, and take a stroll through Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Tokyo, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Minato Mirai 21
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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