12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple and Lalique Museum Hakone. Shop till you drop at Morning Market and Osakana Mura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Odawara (Tokiwagi Gate & Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park), Hayama-machi (Morito Beach & Morito Shrine) and Koajiro Forest (in Miura). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website.

Queens, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Queens to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Queens in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Odawara, Katsuura, Hayama-machi, Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple
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Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park ©
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple ©
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple

2
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.
On the 5th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, thenadmire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kifune Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the views from Kurima Bridge, thenkick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. August in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama 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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Ogonzan, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take in the exciting artwork at Schmoe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Setonaikai and then get outside with Bay Side Beach Saka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bay Side Beach Saka, Itsukushima Shrine
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Ogonzan ©
Ogonzan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Schmoe House ©
Schmoe House

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