24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Montreal in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, make a trip to East Henna Cape, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakano Beach, and don't miss a visit to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Nakano Beach ©
Nakano Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Hirakubozaki and Tamatorizaki Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Banna Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip app .

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, East Paisaji Ogoku
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Misen and Kintaikyo Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in June, expect Hiroshima to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Kintaikyo Bridge ©
Kintaikyo Bridge
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Nishiki Market, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip app .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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