19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Ishigaki
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Ferry
5
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, visit Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kyoto visit website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kyoto is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Hiroshima — 1 night

City of Peace

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 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

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Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Motobu-cho — 2 nights

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On the 31st (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and then take a tour by water with Umiyukui. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama, head off the coast to Minnajima Island, then kick back and relax at Minna Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, and finally get outside with Bisezaki.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Ishigaki — 3 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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, stop by Yurateiku Market, and kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5 hours. August in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 1 night

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima online vacation maker.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 7th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Biei-cho.
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Biei-cho — 3 nights

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Patchwork no Michi, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, don't miss a visit to Panorama Road, then take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, and finally relax in the rural setting at Saika no sato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Asahi-dake, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Biei-cho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in August: high temperatures in Biei-cho hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to home.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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.
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