28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Ise
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
5
Onna-son
— 3 nights
6
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
8
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
9
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
10
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hase-dera Temple and Asakusa Shrine. Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple Kannondo will appeal to history buffs. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, thenexamine the collection at Okageza, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Meotoiwa.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ise trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Ise takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for slightly colder days in Ise, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Koshien History Museum (in Nishinomiya). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Ise in March, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Koshien History Museum
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
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 31st (Wed): make a trip to Wilson Stump, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tachudake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kyoto in March, with highs in Yakushima-cho at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Tachudake ©
Tachudake

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nakijin Castle Ruins and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Get some cultural insight at Sefa-Utaki and Zakimi Castle Ruins. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okichan Theater, &more) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, and look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Onna-son trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Itoman, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Shurijo Castle, St. Clara Church
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. Visiting Kouri Island and Ikema-jima Island will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima online travel route planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kondoi Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Hirakubozaki and Kabira Bay. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary app.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Ida no Hama Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nakama-river Protected Region. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, don't miss a visit to Funauki Village, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

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 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho online tour planner.

Fly from Iriomote-jima to Takachiho-cho in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, expect Takachiho-cho to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thensee the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, and finally get outside with Paddle Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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