20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
6
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 2 nights

2
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.
Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) and Kiyose Sunflower Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fire Museum, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 15 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mexico City in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Sarushima Island (Monkey Island), Kiyose Sunflower Farm
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Miho Museum (in Koka) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Kasuga Grand Shrine). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Miho Museum
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

4
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
We've included these beaches for you: Nagata Inakahama and Isso Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Yakusugi Land and Janokuchinotaki Falls. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine, delve into the distant past at Ruins of Kosugidani Village, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect Yakushima-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Isso Beach ©
Isso 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Tiger Beach, thenhead outdoors with Sun Marina Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kemmin no Mori Forest Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, contemplate the long history of Urasoe Castle Ruins, thenlook for gifts at Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama, and finally Head underground at Blue Cave.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Onna-son day trip tool.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, expect nights in Onna-son to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oceanic Culture Museum, Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama, Urasoe Castle Ruins
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Urasoe Castle Ruins ©
Urasoe Castle Ruins
Oceanic Culture Museum ©
Oceanic Culture Museum

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Let the collections at Yukishio Museum and Sabaoki Park Observatory Facility capture your imagination. Underground Dam Museum and Miyakojima City Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Tomori no Amai, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and explore the world behind art at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip site.

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Onna-son in March, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, get outside with Todomari Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 5 hours. March in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, thenget outside with Kondoi Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kubazaki Beach, thenexamine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble

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