21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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21 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Onna-son
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Berlin

1
night
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, stroll through Diamond Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Nirai Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son visit planner .

Berlin, Germany to Onna-son is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Onna-son due to the time zone difference. In June in Onna-son, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akabaka Beach, Shurijo Castle, Nirai Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

2
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Furuzamami Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokashiku Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aharen Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zamami-son tour planner.

You can drive from Onna-son to Zamami-son in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Zamami-son are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tokashiki-son
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Yonehara Beach and Akashi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kondoi Beach and Kabira Bay. Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. July in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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 Sunayama Beach. Visiting Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Aragusuku Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, stroll through Toguchi no Hama, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima driving holiday planner .

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In July in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikasahama Beach, head off the coast to Miyajima, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Uradome Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Higashihama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Tottori Sand Dunes, then head off the coast to Natanejima Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and finally stroll through Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches.

Plan trip to Iwami-cho with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Iwami-cho can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tottori Sand Dunes
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Uradome Coast ©
Uradome Coast
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches ©
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches

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.
Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gion and Kinkaku-ji. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Kyoto in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and then take a stroll through Odaiba. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, take a stroll through Ginza, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Akihabara.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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