12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 1 day
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Miyakojima is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Miyakojima, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 12th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima route builder tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in April; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kinkaku-ji and Gion. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba District and Tokyo National Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Ginza.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online travel route planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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