20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nezu Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Akihabara. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in April, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Takayama

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.
On the 7th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Wada House, then make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then get engrossed in the history at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, and then examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama day trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Takayama by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Wine Tours & Tastings
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

5
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Toji and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Venture out of the city with trips to Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey builder.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

3
nights
Hiroshima

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Itsukushima Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Momijidani Park (in Miyajima) and Tahoto (in Hatsukaichi). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

2
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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 18th (Sun): snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, and finally head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hiroshima in April, with highs in Miyakojima at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, then head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, then walk around Banna Park, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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