25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Shimoda
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yonehara Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, walk around Banna Park, take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki day trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Ishigaki is 1 hour. In August, Ishigaki is warmer than Perth - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) 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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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Iriomote-jima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nakano Beach ©
Nakano Beach
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

3
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 Aragusuku Beach and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, get outside with Toguchi no Hama, and make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Shimoda.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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nights
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shirahama Beach and Tatadohama Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimoda: Tomari Beach (in Shikine-jima) and Inatori Ukiuki Beach (in Higashiizu-cho). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kisami Ohama Beach, stop by Ogiso Shoten Honten, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, and take an in-depth tour of Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shimoda visit planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Shimoda by flight takes about 8.5 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in August, plan for slightly colder days in Shimoda, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shimoda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tomari Beach, Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion, Inatori Ukiuki Beach
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Odaiba District, visit Akihabara, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Shimoda to Tokyo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 25th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, and then head outdoors with Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, thenwander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, thensteep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally wander the streets of Gokayama.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa travel route builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nanto, Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Gion
Gion

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and The Cenotaph. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Daishoin Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

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