17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then take a stroll through Kamiyacho.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Hiroshima is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in October, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

3
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yabiji and Irabu Ohashi. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and stroll around Imugya Marine Garden.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hoshisuna Beach and Ida no Hama Beach. Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Iriomote Island. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Nakama-river Protected Region, and admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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 Kondoi Beach and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Take a break from the city and head to Nakamoto Beach and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Iko Pier & Kuroshima Research Institute). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, make a trip to Ishigaki City Tokusan Hambai Center, steep yourself in history at Mutumera no Aruji no Mitake, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

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