13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

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Oslo, Norway to Miyakojima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Oslo in March, with highs in Miyakojima at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

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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.
On the 31st (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Yonehara Beach, walk around Kabira Park, then get great views at Cape Ongazaki, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

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Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

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Motobu-cho

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and finally head outdoors with Kouri Beach. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Ishigaki in April, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

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Yakushima-cho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Taikoiwa, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, and finally examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yakushima-cho route maker site.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Hiroshima. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally visit Gion.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): walk around Ueno Park and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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.