17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Hateruma-jima
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
3
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + ferry + foot + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

1
day
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn and then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach.

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New Delhi, India to Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manza Beach and Tropical Beach. Get in touch with nature at Okuma Beach and Nirai Beach. Step out of Onna-son to go to Motobu-cho and see Emerald Beach, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kariyushi Beach and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Onna-son trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho to Onna-son with the Route module. October in Onna-son sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Emerald Beach, Nirai Beach, Okuma Beach, Tropical Beach
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Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Isso Beach and Nagata Inakahama. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls and take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Onna-son to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry. When traveling from Onna-son in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

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.
Nijo-jo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the landscape on two wheels at Machikado Minaport, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho in October, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

Before you visit Himeji, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Miyajima, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Himeji to Hatsukaichi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

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.
Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo Central Railway Station are in your itinerary. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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