14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  10​h
3
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
6
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kawayu Eco Museum Center, relax in the rural setting at Watanabe Experience Farm, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mashu, and finally stroll through Wakoto Natural Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Teshikaga-cho vacation planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Teshikaga-cho is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in July: highs in Teshikaga-cho hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mt. Mashu ©
Mt. Mashu
Watanabe Experience Farm ©
Watanabe Experience Farm
Kawayu Eco Museum Center ©
Kawayu Eco Museum Center

1
day
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Oronko Rock, get great views at Yuhidai, then contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River, and finally stroll through Pereke River Shore Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature
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Oronko Rock ©
Oronko Rock
Pereke River Shore Park ©
Pereke River Shore Park

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake and then kick back and relax at Isso Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shari-cho in July; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach

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 11th (Thu): appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then explore and take pictures at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, then get outside with Paddle Park, then make a trip to Gojuno To, and finally stroll through Mikasahama Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Paddle Park ©
Paddle Park
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima ©
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Island Countryside Settlement and Nakamoto Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Kuroshima Lighthouse, Iko Pier, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, see the interesting displays at Ishigakijima Observatory, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki day trip planning tool .

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hiroshima in July since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Island Countryside Settlement
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Nosoko Mape ©
Nosoko Mape
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yabiji and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagamahama Beach Coast, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, head outdoors with Yoshino Coast, and take in the views from Irabu Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima vacation planner .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast

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