15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Drum Museum (Taikokan) and then explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing, get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, and finally stroll around Kitanomaru Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning site.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Tokyo is 16 hours. When traveling from Calgary in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
Kokyo Gaien National Garden ©
Kokyo Gaien National Garden

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 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Painagama Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki, thencontemplate the long history of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Nagamahama Beach Coast, get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan a Miyakojima trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Miyakojima by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Miyakojima to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Island Countryside Settlement and Funatsukion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nakamoto Beach and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Kohama Seaport, Hairumubushi Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, hike along Nosoko Forest Road, kick back and relax at Maezato Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Urasoko Bay.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Nakamoto Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
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Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Urasoko Bay ©
Urasoko Bay

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, thensteep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Shirahama Port. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daikaku-ji and Daitoku-ji Temple. Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and Jojakkoji Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoshinji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Gion Shirakawa, make a trip to Yasakanoto, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online attractions planner.

You can fly from Iriomote-jima to Kyoto in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Iriomote-jima, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple ©
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

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