22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Onna-son
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to New Ishigaki Airport
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Asakusa or Ginza. Edo-Tokyo Museum and The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, stop by Akihabara, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online vacation maker.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Tokyo. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 62°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

2
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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama, kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Kise Beach.

Make your Onna-son itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Tokyo to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In November, Onna-son is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 76°F and lows of 64°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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3
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Zamami-son

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Take a break from the city and head to Furuzamami Beach and Gahijima Sand Dune. We've included these beaches for you: Nishibama Beach and Hizushi Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son trip site.

Getting from Onna-son to Zamami-son by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Zamami-son, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Yonehara Beach and Sunset Beach. Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get outside with Kondoi Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. In November, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

2
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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, then kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and then get outside with Aragusuku Beach. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Sunayama Beach and then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima tour app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. November in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Miyakojima, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

5
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Osaka

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, &more), Kyoto (Ryoanji Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, &more) and Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Osaka, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

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.