17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Yokohama
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Ishigaki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in October: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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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 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, then snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Onna-son tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Zakimi Castle Ruins ©
Zakimi Castle Ruins

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Osaka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in October, things will get a bit cooler in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Tenryuji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nanzen-ji Temple and Pontocho District. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daikaku-ji and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and teamLab☆Planets. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Asakusa Shrine and Edo-Tokyo Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, visit Yanaka District, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, don't miss a visit to NYK Hikawamaru, walk around Yamashita Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade, then wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planning site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Moerenuma Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Yokohama to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Yokohama in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sapporo: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

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