26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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26 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Onna-son
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. Get outdoors at Kabira Bay and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Yabiji and Aragusuku Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, and snap pictures at Irabu Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Gallery Kiyafor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Manzamo. Venture out of the city with trips to Ie-son (Niyatiya Cave & GI Beach), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Nago) and Miten Uza (in Uruma). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, laugh and play at Manza Ocean Park, and take in the views from Kouri Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Onna-son trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ie-son, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Gallery Kiya, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

4
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.
Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Kyo no Takumi. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online journey maker .

You can fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, Kyoto is little chillier than Onna-son - with highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Jishu Shrine, Dotonbori
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get outdoors at Mount Fuji and Haha no Shirataki Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Kengamine (in Fujinomiya), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Oshino Hakkai (in Oshino-mura). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, trek along Momiji Tunnel, and revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gotemba Premium Outlets, Kengamine, Mount Fuji, Oshino Hakkai, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

6
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.
Visiting Ueno Zoo and Kimono Me will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu) and Ikspiari (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 18th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Harajuku Takeshita-dori, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

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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