15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thenexamine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and then take a stroll through Asakusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thenwander the streets of Ginza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Edmonton to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba), Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online travel route planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thenpause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, examine the collection at Yamato Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online vacation maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yamato Museum, Itsukushima Gekijyo
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

2
nights
Miyakojima

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 16th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Makiyama Observatory, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thenstep off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenget outside with Aragusuku Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online travel route planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Miyakojima by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, walk around Banna Park, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, thenget outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory. On the next day, stop by Yurateiku Market, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around Kabira Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head off the coast to Iriomote Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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