22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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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.
Let the collections at Ishigaki Yaima Village and MInsah Kogei Museum capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at Yonehara Beach and Fusaki Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, head outdoors with Akashi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online travel planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Ishigaki is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Prague to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. Take a break from the city and head to Sunayama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's more to do: head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima tour planning website.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. April in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

Start your trip to Hiroshima by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in April, with highs in Hiroshima at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

1
night
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Uradome Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Iwami-cho day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho takes 5 hours. May in Iwami-cho sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Nature Outdoors Parks
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Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Namban Culture Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning app.

Drive from Iwami-cho to Kyoto in 4 hours. When traveling from Iwami-cho in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Mount Fuji and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Lake Kawaguchi and Motosuko Lake will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mt. Kumotori, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace. Appreciate the collections at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°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

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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