21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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21 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunayama Beach and Yabiji. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Miyakojima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Miyakojima is 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head off the coast to Iriomote Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ida no Hama Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in September; daily highs in Takachiho-cho reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Wilson Stump, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Tofuku-ji Temple. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Dotonbori, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Minato Mirai 21 and Tokyo National Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pola Museum of Art and Ginza. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, take a stroll through Asakusa, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Minato Mirai 21, Pola Museum of Art
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

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