19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Onna-son
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Shirahama-cho
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Visiting Yonehara Beach and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, look for gifts at Inafuku Shuhan Honten, and see the interesting displays at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip maker site .

Mumbai, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Ishigaki, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Ishigaki is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi 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.
Family-friendly places like Aragusuku Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Sunayama Beach and Yabiji. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, stroll through Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, Onna-son is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Dotonbori and Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Onna-son to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Onna-son in May since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 17°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

2
nights
Shirahama-cho

Shirahama-cho ©
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
On the 4th (Mon), stop by Nakata Foods Nakata Umeboshi Kobo and then kick back and relax at Shirahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Watarase Hot Spring.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirahama-cho driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Shirahama-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Shirahama-cho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Baths Beaches Spas

Side Trip

Tanabe
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Shirarahama Beach ©
Shirarahama Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Minato Mirai 21 and Tsukiji Market. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Omotesando. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Asakusa, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Shirahama-cho to Tokyo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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