22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Mexico City

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.
Sensō-ji and Kōtoku-in are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In April, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Mexico City - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach and stroll through Nagamahama Beach Coast.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Sukuji Beach and Fusaki Beach. Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ibaruma Sabichi Cave, stroll through Shiraho Beach, and cruise along Nagurao Bridge.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki visit app .

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
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 (Wed): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then stroll through Miyajima. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in April; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Mt Shosha hiking. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Himeji, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

2
nights
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Uradome Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Natanejima Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Higashihama Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iwami-cho trip site .

Drive from Himeji to Iwami-cho in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Himeji in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Iwami-cho, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Uradome Coast ©
Uradome Coast

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nara Park and Yase Momiji no Komichi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Todai-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Gion, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner .

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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