22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Split
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
3
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
7
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Split

2
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.
Tokyo Joypolis has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Split, Croatia to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Split to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Amanohashidate and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto travel route website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Universal Studios Japan, Amanohashidate
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Wilson Stump. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall and make a trip to Jōmon Sugi.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho tour planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Minnajima Island, &more).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, bus, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Onna-son are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

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 Aragusuku Beach. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima journey planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cape Hirakubozaki. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can 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
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 25th (Sat), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima online trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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