21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ise
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 15 min
7
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: London

3
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.
Visit Kencho-ji Temple and Senso-ji Temple for their historical value. Nezu Museum and Yanaka District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)) and Memorial Warships Mikasa (in Yokosuka). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ueno District, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, steep yourself in history at 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Memorial Warships Mikasa
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kodai-ji Temple and Heian Shrine. Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Change things up with a short trip to Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum in Osaka (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Gion, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ise.

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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ise online travel planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Ise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Onna-son holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ise to Onna-son takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Ise, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Onna-son, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Naha, Itoman, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
The Tower of Himeyuri ©
The Tower of Himeyuri
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toguchi no Hama and Sunayama Beach. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip builder app.

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in February, Miyakojima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

You can plan Ishigaki trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Step off the beaten path and head to Yamato Museum and Peace Flame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Itsukushima Gekijyo) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

Make your Hiroshima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in February; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
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JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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