19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Narita
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Narita

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.
Visiting Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sukuji Beach and Shiraho Beach. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Kohama-jima (Hairumubushi Beach & Kubazaki Beach) and Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach & Nakamoto Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, get outside with Sunset Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki holiday planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki is 1 hour. In April, Ishigaki is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Taketomi-cho, Kohama-jima
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji 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 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Boraga Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, kick back and relax at Sawada no hama Beach, then get outside with Ikizu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arasshisuhida Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Maja Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. In April in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Toguchi Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then head outdoors with Nago citizen Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Minna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nirai Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama, then kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tokei Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Onna-son itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Miyakojima in April, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Yomitan-son, Motobu-cho, Nago citizen Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Minna Beach ©
Minna Beach

2
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, head outdoors with Aka Beach, get outside with Hizushi Beach, then head outdoors with Nishibama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kushibaru Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Gahi Island, get outside with Gahijima Sand Dune, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Toma, and finally head outdoors with Yuhina Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zamami-son itinerary tool .

Drive from Onna-son to Zamami-son in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Aka Beach ©
Aka Beach

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Tokyo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zamami-son in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

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 your shopping at Dotonbori and Musubi Kyoto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Miyajima and Hiroshima Castle will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Yamato Museum (in Kure). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and head outdoors with Paddle Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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