23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights

3
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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.
Kids will enjoy Kabira Bay and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Yonehara Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ishigaki, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ishigaki is 9 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Ishigaki to be warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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 Minnajima Island. Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Onna-son (Manza Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sesoko Labyrinth, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, get outside with Minna Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho tour site.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. In July in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Akabaka Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island

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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 enjoy Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine. When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Daishoin Temple in Hatsukaichi, approximately Hatsukaichi away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, head outdoors with Paddle Park, and have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning app.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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Osaka

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

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

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Gyoja no Taki
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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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.
Attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday maker app.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Tower. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, visit Akihabara, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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