22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Yabiji and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Aragusuku Beach. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary builder site.

Calgary, Canada to Miyakojima is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in September: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, thenHead underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally head outdoors with Kondoi Beach. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Hoshisuna Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ida no Hama Beach. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, stroll through Funauki Village, step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Amitori Asaba.

Plan trip to Iriomote-jima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

4
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get some cultural insight at Sefa-Utaki and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daisekirinzan will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman), Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son) and Motobu-cho (Bise no Fukugi Tree Road & Okichan Theater). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, step into the grandiose world of Zakimi Castle Ruins, get great views at Cape Hedo, and look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

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You can fly from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 6 hours. September in Onna-son sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Motobu-cho, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, thenhike along Seibu Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake, examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
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Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine for their historical value. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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