13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 1 night
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 28th (Sun), head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima itinerary website.

Edmonton, Canada to Miyakojima is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Miyakojima, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in July, expect nights in Miyakojima to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima tour planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Yurateiku Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Takeshita Street. There's lots more to do: visit Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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