16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly + Train:  18 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Ise
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Kyoto at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, thendon't miss a visit to Oharai-machi, thenexamine the collection at Okageza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ise trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Ise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenappreciate the history behind Peace Bell, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, thenexamine the collection at Yamato Museum, thenexamine the collection at Mazda Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

Plan my trip to Hiroshima with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Ise to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kure, Mazda Museum
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Himeyuri Peace Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, thensteep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri, thencontemplate the long history of Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, and finally get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and finally contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naha road trip site.

Fly from Hiroshima to Naha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in June, expect Naha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Itoman, Sefa-Utaki, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
The Tower of Himeyuri ©
The Tower of Himeyuri

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally take in the views from Irabu Ohashi. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thensnap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Naha to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. June in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Yabiji
Yabiji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): walk around Kabira Park, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River. On your second day here, stroll around Banna Park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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.
Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Samurai Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Art Center, Tokyo and Tokyo National Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, Tokyo is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple

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