20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Nikko
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo National Museum and Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart. Museum-lovers will appreciate teamLab☆Planets and Samurai Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, explore the world behind art at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at Best Experience Japan.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tokyo trip simple and quick.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and finally steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nikko trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nikko are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and finally don't miss a visit to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Takayama vacation planner.

Getting from Nikko to Takayama by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Nikko in November, Takayama is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker.

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then make a trip to Taikoiwa, and finally admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho trip builder website.

You can fly from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in November, expect Yakushima-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at JMSDF Kure Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Yamato Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, and contemplate the long history of Peace Flame.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in November, with highs in Hiroshima at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then get outside with Aragusuku Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in November, expect nights in Miyakojima to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Yonehara Beach, then stroll around Kabira Park, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. Keep things going the next day: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip planning website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. November in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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