32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  21​h
1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Onna-son
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Hirakubozaki. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki road trip planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Ishigaki is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Ishigaki to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Barasu Island. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima tour planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Yabiji and Irabu Ohashi. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sefa-Utaki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, & more) and Daisekirinzan (in Kunigami-son). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Onna-son online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Onna-son are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Sefa-Utaki, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Daisekirinzan
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Oko no Taki Fall. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, and identify plant and animal life at Anbo River.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Onna-son in June, things will get slightly colder in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Anbo River ©
Anbo River

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nanzen-ji Temple and Nigatsu-do Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle), Himeji (Koko-en Garden & Himeji Castle) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Himeji
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hitachi Seaside Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Hitachi Seaside Park
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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