15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Step off the beaten path and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Byodoin. Step out of Kyoto to go to Dotombori and see Dotombori District, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Ottawa to Kyoto. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in May, with highs in Kyoto at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Kyoto to Iriomote-jima in 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kyoto in May, with highs in Iriomote-jima at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

2
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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 18th (Tue), get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and finally get outside with Kondoi Beach. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki online itinerary builder.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally get outside with Sunayama Beach. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, make a trip to East Henna Cape, then visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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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.
Nezu Shrine and Senso-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Ueno District and Zojo-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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