22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Prague

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.
Visit Sukuji Beach and Kondoi Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Ishigaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Prague to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in April, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomori Imugya Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama 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.
On the 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in April: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iwami-cho.

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

1
night
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the activities along Uradome Coast, contemplate the waterfront views at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Iwami-cho trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Nature Parks 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Namban Culture Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto sightseeing app .

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Iwami-cho, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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 Lake Kawaguchi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake and admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum.

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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. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mt. Kumotori, Mount Fuji, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

4
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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Sensō-ji. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). The adventure continues: stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

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Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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