22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner
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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Shakotan-cho
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Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Shari-cho
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Onna-son
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly

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Shakotan-cho — 1 night

Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Asadaen Farm. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shakotan-cho online driving holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Shakotan-cho is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Shakotan-cho is 9 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Shakotan-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.
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Shari-cho — 3 nights

Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiretoko Goko Lake and Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Furepe Waterfall and Road to Heaven. Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu & Mt. Io).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Shakotan-cho to Shari-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Shari-cho, with lows of 19°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Onna-son.
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Side Trip

Onna-son — 3 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get some cultural insight at Sefa-Utaki and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Nirai Beach. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Valley of Gangala (in Nanjo), Emerald Beach (in Motobu-cho) and Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Manza Beach and Head underground at Blue Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son itinerary planner.

Getting from Shari-cho to Onna-son by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in August: high temperatures in Onna-son hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 3 nights

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 Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 2 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 8th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 4 hours. In August in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Kondoi Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, get outside with Kaiji Beach, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Koya-cho.
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Side Trips

Koya-cho — 1 night

On the 13th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, and then don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koya-cho itinerary builder site.

Fly from Ishigaki to Koya-cho in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 4 nights

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 some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Osaka Castle for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, wander the streets of Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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