22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Ise
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Izumo
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zojo-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Asakusa Shrine and Hase-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in) and Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and stop by Akihabara.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip website.

Venice, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Venice to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, then contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Toba Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ise tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Ise takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ise, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Torinin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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

Getting from Ise to Kyoto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kyoto, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Izumo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
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Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sogano Yashiro, visit a coastal fixture at Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hinomisaki Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Former Taisha Station, and finally get engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamosu Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Izumo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Izumo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. October in Izumo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Former Taisha Station ©
Former Taisha Station
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine
Hinomisaki Shrine ©
Hinomisaki Shrine

2
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planner.

You can drive from Izumo to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and finally head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in October: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

4
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.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Nishi Pier. Spend 20th (Tue) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's still lots to do: get outside with Kondoi Beach, walk around Kabira Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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