22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
4
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
5
Osaka
— 1 night
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba, contemplate the long history of Kurima Tomibansho, and don't miss a visit to Sabautsuga.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima travel route planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Miyakojima to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Yukishio Museum ©
Yukishio Museum
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hairumubushi Beach, see the interesting displays at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, and then get outside with Kubazaki Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nei Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken, and finally look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki vacation planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi ©
Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Ruins of Amitory Village, make a trip to Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, then get outside with Todomari Beach, then see the sights as you ascend with Sima Mari Asibi, and finally get a new perspective on things with Urauchigawa Kankou - One day tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Shirahama Port.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), get answers to all your questions at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, then stop by Pontankan, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Nagata Inakahama, enjoy the sand and surf at Isso Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Yakushima-cho in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, expect Yakushima-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

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 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, then walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Osaka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Mint Museum ©
Mint 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Gion. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Kyoto Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Honen-in, and make a trip to Daigo-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Fire Museum and Mori Art Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Madame Tussauds Tokyo. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hozomon, stop by Yanaka District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo ©
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

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