24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 15​min
5
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
6
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
7
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
8
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hitachi Seaside Park and Edo-Tokyo Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Odaiba, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in May since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hitachi Seaside Park
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nanzen-ji Temple and Toji. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Konohana to see Universal Studios Japan about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey builder app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Cenotaph and Peace Bell. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Yamato Museum (in Kure) and Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, walk around Momijidani Park, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum, Kintaikyo Bridge
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Takachiho Gorge and Daikanbo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura), Kusasenri (in Aso) and Taketa (Nanatsumori Ancient Tumulus & Oka Castle Ruins). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso, and go for a walk through Takachihokyo Passage.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taketa, Aso, Mt. Aso, Shirakawa Springs
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yonaha Maehama Beach and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Takachiho-cho to Miyakojima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Miyakojima. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then head off the coast to Barasu Island. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 4 hours. May in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kondoi Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, walk around Kabira Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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