21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Ise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima

— 1 night
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kurima Tomibansho, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagamahama Beach Coast, then don't miss a visit to Yamatoga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, then examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary planning app.

Vienna, Austria to Miyakojima is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Miyakojima is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in March: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Ishigaki

— 2 nights
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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, stroll through Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tojinbaka, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hairumubushi Beach, and then examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi.

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

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Iriomote-jima

— 3 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls, then kick back and relax at Nakano Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kura Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mariudo Fall. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Geta Waterfall, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Shirahama Port.

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Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 4th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine, and then kick back and relax at Isso Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tachudake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake, and then admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Yakushima-cho by combination of ferry and flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, expect Yakushima-cho to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ise.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Ise

— 2 nights
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Isuzugawa, then explore the historical opulence of Tamaru Castle Ruin, then contemplate the waterfront views at Miyagawa Zutsumi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Takanomiya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Saiku Histrical Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Saiku Heian no Mori.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ise route site.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Ise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Yakushima-cho, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Nachikatsura-cho

— 2 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sato Haruo Memoria Museum, make a trip to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Oshimboku Nagi, then stroll through Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then step off the mainland to explore Kinomatsushima Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kujirahama Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ise to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Daitoku-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Myoshinji Temple and Sembon Shakado. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Yasakanoto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kiyamachi Street, take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rokuharamitsuji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Fire Museum and Kitanomaru Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and Madame Tussauds Tokyo. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Arona Spa, get to know the fascinating history of Roppongi Sakurazaka, steep yourself in history at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Ota Memorial Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.