24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Okinawa City
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Okinawa City
— 1 night
Drive
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Kunigami-son
— 1 day
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Okinawa City
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online holiday maker.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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 day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto Imperial Palace, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, Togetsukyo Bridge, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Osaka.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Osaka — 3 nights

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuchu Teien Observatory. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.
Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Okinawa City — 1 night

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. You've now added Makishi Public Market to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Makishi Public Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Okinawa City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Osaka to Okinawa City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kunigami-son.
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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Kunigami-son — 1 day

Although the village of Kunigami-son spreads across a large area, it remains sparsely populated, with lots of wild land protected from development.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hiji Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get great views at Cape Hedo, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisekirinzan, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hiji Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kunigami-son journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Okinawa City to Kunigami-son takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kunigami-son are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Motobu-cho.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Motobu-cho — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Emerald Beach and Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kunigami-son to Motobu-cho takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Okinawa City.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Okinawa City — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Aka Island as well as Amagusuku Observatory.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Okinawa City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Okinawa City takes 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.
Nature · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Tokyo — 8 nights

You've now added Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Okinawa City to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sat).
Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 1:

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.

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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Kunigami-gun travel guide

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Aquariums · Beaches · Geologic Formations