25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Niseko-cho
— 4 nights
2
Tokyo
— 6 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
7
Osaka
— 3 nights

4
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan and Toyako Visitor Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Site of Temiya Line and Tomioka Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Toyako Volcano Science Museum (in Toyako-cho), Sankaku Market (in Otaru) and Zenkoji Temple (in Date). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, look for gifts at Boot Solutions Niseko, and get outside with Niseko Village Ski Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Niseko-cho visit planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to Niseko-cho is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Niseko-cho due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Niseko-cho hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru, Kutchan-cho, Toyako-cho, Zenkoji Temple
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Takao and Enoshima Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Koajiro Forest (in Miura) and Tokiwakimon Samurai Museum (in Odawara). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, and take a stroll through Ginza.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Niseko-cho to Tokyo. Traveling from Niseko-cho in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Enoshima Island, Koajiro Forest, Tokiwakimon Samurai Museum, Mt. Takao
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thensee the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and then don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, thenhead outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenexperience rural life at Farm Shop Utopia Farm Miyakojima, and finally enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 6 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Miyakojima to be much warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yabiji
Yabiji
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Kurama and Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto Railway Museum and The Little Indigo Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Obama to see Wakasa History Museum about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and look for gifts at Hayakawa Hamonoten.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto planning website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nantan, Wakasa History Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, thensteep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima online route planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Iriomote-jima by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in December, expect nights in Iriomote-jima to be warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Nature Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Yurateiku Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, thensee the sky in a new way at Ishigakijima Observatory, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, thensee the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. December in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall of Mino and then have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get engrossed in the history at Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, thenexamine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Osaka journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Osaka takes 5.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in December, with highs in Osaka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of Ethnology, Waterfall of Mino, Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

Similar Plans

29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ALGERIA January, beaches, popular sights Preferences: January, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA January, teens, popular sights Preferences: January, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHILE September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHILE April, culture, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM FINLAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans