17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Tokyo Narita
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ueno District and Waho-An NATURE Tokyo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Ginza, and visit Odaiba District.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary site.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bratislava to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in May, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Miyakojima

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aragusuku Beach and Yabiji. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kondoi Beach and Sunset Beach. Spend 30th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and stroll around Banna Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In May in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Japan travel guide

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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.