25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 45​min
4
Shimoda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Kabira Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Perth, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, things will get much warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 38°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Nakano Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Todomari Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima online visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

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Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimoda.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomari Beach and Tatadohama Beach. When in Shimoda, make a side trip to see Inatori Ukiuki Beach in Higashiizu-cho, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kisami Ohama Beach, explore the activities along Shirahama Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, and take an in-depth tour of Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimoda trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Miyakojima to Shimoda in 7 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in August, plan for slightly colder days in Shimoda, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion, Inatori Ukiuki Beach, Tomari Beach
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Odaiba, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and make a trip to Tokyo Skytree.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

You can drive from Shimoda to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

2
nights
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), admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gongenmori Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally wander the streets of Gokayama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa journey tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. August in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanto, Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Misen and The Cenotaph. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Daishoin Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

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