17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Tokyo Haneda
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Shimogamo Jinja. Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Futami Okitama Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto itinerary planner.

Sarnia, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sarnia to Kyoto is 14 hours. Traveling from Sarnia in July, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 9th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. On your second day here, go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, then step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yabiji.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kondoi Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Yonehara Beach, stop by Yurateiku Market, don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary website.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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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.
teamLab☆Planets and Asakusa Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, examine the collection at Fire Museum, and steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Iriomote-jima in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 27°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.