19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toyama
+5
Train + Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  9 h
1
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: Toyama

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Nakama-river Protected Region, look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima tour itinerary planner.

Toyama to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 9- hour combination of train, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toyama in March; daily highs in Iriomote-jima reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Kannonzaki Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach & Hairumubushi Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torinji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In March in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kohama-jima
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yabiji and Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and East Henna Cape. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki, see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Traditional Crafts Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then appreciate the history behind Peace Flame. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, get outside with Mikasahama Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, and finally steep yourself in history at To no Oka.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, expect nights in Hiroshima to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Nara National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally stroll around Nara Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, walk around Nakanoshima Park, make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, then explore the world behind art at Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nara
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Sanzen-in Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and stroll through Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Classes Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanzen-in Temple ©
Sanzen-in Temple

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.
You'll explore and learn at Fire Museum and Kanda Myojin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more) and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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