12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 1 night
4
Onna-son
— 1 night
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tokyo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Akihabara. Museum-lovers will appreciate Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Ginza, and admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Pristina, Kosovo to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Pristina to Tokyo. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Kyoto

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenstop by Dotombori District, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

1
night
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, thensee the vivid underwater world at Manza Dream Hole, thenhead outdoors with Sun Marina Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Onna-son trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Osaka to Onna-son in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Osaka in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Onna-son, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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nights
Miyakojima

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 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nakanoshima Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, thenkick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, thenkick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima journey maker.

Fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima vacation maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, Hiroshima is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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