27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore hidden gems such as Okichan Theater and Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park. Family-friendly places like Okuma Beach and Daisekirinzan will thrill your kids. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and don't miss a visit to Bise no Warumi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Motobu-cho is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Motobu-cho, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get a bit cooler in Motobu-cho: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Kunigami-son
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Kids will enjoy Irabu Ohashi and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Kabira Park. Family-friendly places like Yonehara Beach and Tamatorizaki Observatory will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ida no Hama Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Family-friendly places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Iriomote Island will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and head off the coast to Barasu Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima holiday builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

2
nights
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach and then head outdoors with Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, thentake in the waterfront activity at Taketomi Port, thentake a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and finally make a trip to Nagomi Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taketomi-jima tour itinerary maker site.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Taketomi-jima in 2 hours. April in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions website.

Getting from Taketomi-jima to Tokyo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Taketomi-jima in April, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Family-friendly places like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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