15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 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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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train to Tokyo Haneda, Fly to Toronto

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Edo-Tokyo Museum and Nezu Shrine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Akihabara, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Tokyo to Iriomote-jima in 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head outdoors with Sunayama Beach. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima online day trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Kyoto

— 3 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 historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori in Dotombori, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.