22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Ise
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Izumo
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Zojo-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hase-dera Temple and Hie Jinjya. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo & Kōtoku-in). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo online visit planner.

Venice, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ise.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

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

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, Ise is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

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Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Chion-in Temple and Jindoji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Akamon Oneribei (in Nishinomiya), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). There's much more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey maker tool.

You can drive from Ise to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Izumo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hinomisaki Shrine, then visit a coastal fixture at Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, and then admire the masterpieces at Adachi Museum of Art.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Izumo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In October in Izumo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary site.

Drive from Izumo to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Miyakojima by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Yabiji
Yabiji

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kondoi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and walk around Banna Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

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