22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Island Countryside Settlement and Oganzaki Lighthouse. Spend 4th (Fri) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, stroll around Banna Park, head outdoors with Sunset Beach, and don't miss a visit to Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Ishigaki to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, and then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Mariudo Fall, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima travel site.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Miyakojima

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Kids will appreciate attractions like Aragusuku Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. June in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yamato Museum and Daishoin Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Paddle Park (in Hatsukaichi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Miyakojima in June, expect Hiroshima to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Kyoto

— 5 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 off the beaten path and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Sarutahiko Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Nakanoshima Park), Ise (Oharai-machi & Ise Shrine Geku) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and visit Gion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online holiday maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Nezu Shrine. Attractions like Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba District, visit Akihabara, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.