21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Onna-son
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Nikko
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Manza Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Zakimi Castle Ruins, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then get outside with Kouri Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son day trip planning app.

Norwich, UK to Onna-son is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Norwich to Onna-son. Traveling from Norwich in November, things will get much warmer in Onna-son: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima takes 7 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Iriomote-jima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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 Cape Hirakubozaki and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and stroll around Banna Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online trip builder.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step out of the city life by going to Aragusuku Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yabiji and Sunayama Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Visit Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Dotombori District in Dotombori, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in November, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, admire the sheer force of Yudaki Falls, then admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, and finally go for a walk through Senjogahara Field. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nikko Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate), then contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, and finally make a trip to Narabi Jizo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nikko journey planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Nikko by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in November since evenings lows in Nikko dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, shop like a local with Ginza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum and then visit Odaiba District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nikko, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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