20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Onna-son
— 2 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
6
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Manzamo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Minnajima Island and Nakijin Castle Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Motobu-cho (Minna Beach, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, make a trip to Cape Maeda, and explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son travel route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Onna-son is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Onna-son is 8 hours. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Onna-son, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Zakimi Castle Ruins, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 10th (Sun), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip planning website.

You can fly from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Kondoi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Sunset Beach, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Take a break from the city and head to Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shimogamo Jinja and Tofuku-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori (Dotombori District & Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online travel planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally cruise along Road to Heaven. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shari-cho trip planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Shari-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kyoto in July, with highs in Shari-cho at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum and then take a stroll through Odaiba District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple and then wander the streets of Ginza.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip website.

Fly from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Shari-cho - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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