17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  10​h
3
Shari-cho
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h
4
Matsue
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
7
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Hiroshima at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kure, Hatsukaichi
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Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, wander the streets of Wilson Stump, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Yakusugi Land.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yakushima-cho travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

1
day
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, take in the waterfront activity at Shiretoko Beach, and then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Shari-cho takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in June, with highs in Shari-cho at 20°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature Parks Beaches
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach

1
night
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the activities along Shinji Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Adachi Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to The Mizuki Shigeru Road. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Inasa Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, then steep yourself in history at Former Taisha Station, and finally explore the world behind art at Shimane Art Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Matsue takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in June: high temperatures in Matsue hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Izumo, Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art, The Mizuki Shigeru Road
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

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 14th (Fri): get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Matsue to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Ishigaki

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yonehara Beach and Kaiji Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kondoi Beach and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Hama-jima Island (The Phantom Island) (in Kohama-jima) and Iriomote-jima (Nakano Beach & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki travel route builder tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kyoto in June, with highs in Ishigaki at 37°C and lows at 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-jima, Hama-jima Island (The Phantom Island)
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aragusuku Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Visiting Sunayama Beach and Yabiji will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planning site .

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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