19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Naha
— 2 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Island Countryside Settlement and MInsah Kogei Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuro-shima (Kuroshima Research Institute & Nakamoto Beach) and Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, Kubazaki Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Kondoi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple, examine the collection at Taketomi Yugafu-kan, and wander the streets of Misaki Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki route site.

Madrid, Spain to Ishigaki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Ishigaki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Kuro-shima, Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki, examine the collection at Yukishio Museum, see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum, thenexamine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, thenexamine the collection at Underground Dam Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Miyako Airport Observation Deck. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, explore the world behind art at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa, thensee the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Traditional Crafts Center, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and finally see the interesting displays at Sabaoki Park Observatory Facility.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima online vacation planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum
Yukishio Museum ©
Yukishio Museum
Underground Dam Museum ©
Underground Dam Museum

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
On the 3rd (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Sakima Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Urasoe Castle Ruins, thenexplore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally examine the collection at Tsushimamaru Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, take a stroll through Minatogawa Stateside Town, thencontemplate the long history of Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate, thenexamine the collection at Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Naha road trip tool.

Fly from Miyakojima to Naha in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urasoe, Sakima Art Museum, Sefa-Utaki
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at JMSDF Kure Museum and Mitaki Temple. Visit Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Peace Flame for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Imaise Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima route planner.

Fly from Naha to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in September, things will get little chillier in Hiroshima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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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 Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Shimogamo Jinja. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Mimurotoji Temple in Uji--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, wander the streets of Pontocho District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, and make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Mimurotoji Temple
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Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kencho-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), and finally explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, thenexplore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and finally examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kamakura, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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