17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, don't miss a visit to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, kick back and relax at Anchihama, and head outdoors with Akabaka Beach.

Plan my day in Motobu-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to Motobu-cho is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Akabaka Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Take a break from Hiroshima with a short trip to Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima attractions planner.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Motobu-cho in April, with highs in Hiroshima at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

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
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Universal Studios Japan about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, stop by Gion, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Tower. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and stop by Odaiba District.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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