16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Matsue
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 6th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and then look for gifts at Inafuku Shuhan Honten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 19- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ishigaki. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ishigaki, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then get outside with Aragusuku Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. In October in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

Start your trip to Hiroshima by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Miyakojima in October, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

2
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Adachi Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamosu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Matsue Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tamatsukuriyu Shrine, contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, then get engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Matsue trip builder website.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Matsue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Izumo, Adachi Museum of Art
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Shop till you drop at Dotombori and Kyoto Station Building. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Matsue to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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