17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Onna-son
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a stroll through Takeshita Street, stop by Ginza, and then wander the streets of Asakusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

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New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Head to Dotombori District and Minami (Namba)for some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo in Namba, approximately Namba away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and stop by Gion.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online vacation planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kodai-ji Temple ©
Kodai-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daishoin Temple and Shukkei-en Garden. Popular historic sites such as Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo & Itsukushima Shrine Torii). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima journey planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Banna Park, get outside with Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Nei Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and finally stop by Nanapito Hompo.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip builder tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In April, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Hiroshima - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
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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 14th (Tue): take in the views from Kurima Bridge, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, thentake in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take a memorable tour with Tours, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. April in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Yabiji
Yabiji

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sefa-Utaki and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Nakijin-son (Akabaka Beach & Nakijin Castle Ruins), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okichan Theater, &more) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son). There's still lots to do: stroll around Cape Chinen Park and look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Onna-son, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Nanjo, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

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