22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Buffalo

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.
You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip site.

Buffalo, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Buffalo to Tokyo. Traveling from Buffalo in August, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Ainokura Gassho Community. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Maruoka Castle. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Kita Family House (in Hodatsushimizu-cho), Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & Wada House). And it doesn't end there: visit Gokayama, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Suganuma Gassho Community.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanazawa day trip site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Takayama, Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Kita Family House
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, thenkick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Barasu Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Iriomote-jima takes 9 hours. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Iriomote-jima, with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yonehara Beach and Sunset Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and walk around Kabira Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki tour itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Sunayama Beach and Yabiji. Escape the urban bustle at Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Imugya Marine Garden, kick back and relax at Nakanoshima Beach, and get outside with Toguchi no Hama.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In August in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Toji. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Ise (Okageza, Oharai-machi, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip builder site.

Fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Ise, Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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