17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Minato Mirai 21 and Samurai Museum. Visit Tokyo National Museum and Sankeien Gardens for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Ginza, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and make a trip to Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Aragusuku Beach and Sunayama Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in May, things will get a bit warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 32°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nakano Beach and Ida no Hama Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Funauki Village. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima sightseeing app .

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotonbori and Gion. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. In June, Kyoto is slightly colder than Ishigaki - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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