20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 2 nights
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Zamami-son
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Yonehara Beach and Akashi Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Sukuji Beach and Kaiji Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend 2nd (Fri) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Bhubaneswar to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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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 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Boraga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nagakita Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, then head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nakanoshima Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Tropical Beach, explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, kick back and relax at Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then kick back and relax at Manza Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Minna Beach, get outside with Anchihama, kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, then identify plant and animal life at USS Emmons, and finally kick back and relax at Kouri Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Onna-son are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Gahi Island, kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, get outside with Nishibama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, then head outdoors with Hizushi Beach, and finally head outdoors with Ama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kushibaru Beach, see some colorful creatures with Kerama Kayak Center, kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Toma, and finally kick back and relax at Yuhina Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zamami-son trip planner.

Traveling by car from Onna-son to Zamami-son takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Tokyo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zamami-son in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo ©
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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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 in touch with nature at Nara Park and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto International Manga Museum and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally visit Minami (Namba).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip maker tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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