28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
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Onna-son
— 7 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Ginza. Get some cultural insight at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Tokyo National Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Tokyo to be a bit cooler, around 4°C, while days are cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Mizuno Sportology Gallery about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Toji ©
Toji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toguchi no Hama and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to East Henna Cape, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip maker website.

Fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in January; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kondoi Beach and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. You'll get in some beach time at Yonehara Beach and Sunset Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

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Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

4
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Visiting Hoshisuna Beach and Iriomote Island will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ida no Hama Beach and Todomari Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Nakama-river Protected Region.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima route builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get some historical perspective at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Katsuren Castle Ruins. We've included these beaches for you: Okuma Beach and Manza Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kunigami-son (Daisekirinzan & Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center), Motobu-cho (Tropical Dream Center, Okichan Theater, &more) and Kafu Banta (in Uruma). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, and contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Onna-son driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in January, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Onna-son. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

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