16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Fly + subway + train:  15​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Miyajima, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3 hours. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Visit Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Gion and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotonbori (in Osaka) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Sensō-ji and Edo-Tokyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Gallery Marusan. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, shop like a local with Ginza, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions website .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach. On the next day, stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect Miyakojima to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough 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
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonehara Beach and Akashi Beach. Appreciate the collections at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Nei Museum of Art. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, stroll through Fusaki Beach, examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum, and cruise along Nagurao Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

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