16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and then stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Motobu-cho

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.
On the 1st (Mon), meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenride a horse along Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. July in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

1
night
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 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenhead off the coast to Miyajima, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, make a trip to Omicho Market, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Osaka to Kanazawa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 10th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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