22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Doha

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Doha in May, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Iriomote-jima: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, stroll around Banna Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary app.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Henna Cape and Irabu Ohashi. There's much more to do: get outside with Aragusuku Beach, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Kouri Ohashi, go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, then meet the residents at Okichan Theater, and finally stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, and then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho holiday builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Motobu-cho, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and then admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Wilson Stump, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and taxi. In June, Yakushima-cho is little chillier than Motobu-cho - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kintaikyo Bridge and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenryuji Temple and Toji. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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