17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then take a stroll through Kamiyacho.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Hiroshima is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in October, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip app.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aragusuku Beach and Irabu Ohashi. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and stroll around Imugya Marine Garden.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hoshisuna Beach and Ida no Hama Beach. Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakama-river Protected Region, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

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Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kondoi Beach and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Take a break from the city and head to Nakamoto Beach and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Iko Pier & Kuroshima Research Institute). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, make a trip to Ishigaki City Tokusan Hambai Center, steep yourself in history at Mutumera no Aruji no Mitake, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.