19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Recife
Fly + Drive:  39 h
1
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Recife

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Sakishimasuonoki Gunraku, look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, thencontemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima day trip planning tool.

Recife, Brazil to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 39-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Recife to Iriomote-jima. In July, Iriomote-jima is somewhat warmer than Recife - with highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, stop by Yurateiku Market, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Arashiyama, and wander the streets of Pontocho District.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
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 is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

Similar Plans

23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans