17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
3
Miyazaki
— 1 night
4
Naha
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 1 night
7
Shiroishi
— 1 night
8
Kyoto
— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chidorigafuchi and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Change things up with a short trip to Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stop by Ueno District, make a trip to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and get outside with Tokyo Dome City.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tokyo is 14 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Showa Kinen Park
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Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara and then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho online vacation planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Takachiho-cho by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. May in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

1
night
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Aya Suspension Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Thu), play a few rounds at Phoenix Country Club, steep yourself in history at Miyazakiagatamamorukuni Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyazaki Shinto Shrine, and finally take in the views from Aya Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miyazaki holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Miyazaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aya Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Country Club ©
Phoenix Country Club
Miyazaki Shinto Shrine ©
Miyazaki Shinto Shrine
Miyazakiagatamamorukuni Shrine ©
Miyazakiagatamamorukuni Shrine

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Nirai Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, then get outside with Miibaru Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Himeyuri Peace Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naha trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Miyazaki to Naha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Miyazaki in May since evenings lows in Naha dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Yomitan-son, Miibaru Beach, Himeyuri Peace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Himeyuri Peace Museum ©
Himeyuri Peace Museum
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sawada no hama Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nakanoshima Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Miyako Shrine ©
Miyako Shrine

1
night
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 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach
Torinji Temple ©
Torinji Temple

1
night
Shiroishi

Shiroishi ©
Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Miyagi Zao Fox Village has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kendan Yashiki Housing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Shiroishi sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Shiroishi with the Route module. When traveling from Ishigaki in May, plan for slightly colder days in Shiroishi, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura
Highlights from your plan
Miyagi Zao Fox Village ©
Miyagi Zao Fox Village
Shiroishi Castle ©
Shiroishi Castle

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pontocho District and Kofuku-ji Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Yoshino and Kamogawa River. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Nara Park in Nara--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shiroishi to Kyoto. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shiroishi in May: highs in Kyoto hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nara, Mt. Yoshino
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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