23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Towada
— 1 night
Fly to Sapporo Okadama, Train to Biei-cho
3
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Drive
4
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
Unknown
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Kume Jima, Taxi to Kumejima-cho
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Kumejima-cho
— 1 night
Taxi to Kume Jima, Fly to Kyoto
10
Kyoto
— 4 nights
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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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and stop by Akihabara.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday builder site.

Prague, Czech Republic to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Prague to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in August: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Towada.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Towada — 1 night

Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Gorge.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Towada online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Towada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Towada: highs are around 28°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Biei-cho.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Biei-cho — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, and then walk around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Biei-cho holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Towada to Biei-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Biei-cho when traveling from Towada in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Shari-cho — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Misaki.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho road trip website.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Shari-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Biei-cho in August, you will find days in Shari-cho are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Miyakojima.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Miyakojima — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aragusuku Beach and Kurima Bridge. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the views from Irabu Ohashi.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Miyakojima takes 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in August: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 37°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Iriomote-jima — 2 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima road trip app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. In August in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Hateruma-jima — 1 night

On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan and then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hateruma-jima road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Hateruma-jima are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Ishigaki — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, stroll around Banna Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Ishigaki. August in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Kumejima-cho — 1 night

The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Shichugama, step off the mainland to explore Hatenohama, and then head off the coast to Kumejima Island.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho travel tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ishigaki to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kumejima-cho to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

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.