25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ise
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
7
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
8
Toyooka
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
9
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock, then make a trip to Daimonzaka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho itinerary builder app .

Edmonton, Canada to Nachikatsura-cho is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Nachikatsura-cho is 16 hours. In February, Nachikatsura-cho is much hotter than Edmonton - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shingu, Hashigui Rock
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

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 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, don't miss a visit to Oharai-machi, take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Toyomiyazaki Library.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ise trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in February: highs in Ise hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Toguchi no Hama and Shimojiiima Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Toriike Pond. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, and snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ise to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Ise in February: highs in Miyakojima hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 15th (Sat), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Residence of Niimori, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

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

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. February in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nishi Pier. There's lots more to do: stroll around Banna Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and stroll through Yonehara Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Get some historical perspective at Oka Castle Ruins and Takachiho Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Amano Iwato Shrine and Amanomanai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Onsen Resorts (in Minamioguni-machi) and Aso (Daikanbo & Kusasenri). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, get impressive views of Mt. Aso, and take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ishigaki in February, things will get colder in Takachiho-cho: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Oka Castle Ruins, Onsen Resorts, Mt. Aso
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wilson Stump and Jōmon Sugi. Take a break from the city and head to Yakusugi Land and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho travel route planner.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Takachiho-cho in February; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

3
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Get some historical perspective at Arayu and Ine no Funaya. Explore hidden gems such as Kinosaki Marine World and Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toyooka: Takeda Castle Ruins (in Asago), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Amarubesaki Lighthouse (in Kami-cho). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Sand Museum, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Toyooka day trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Toyooka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in February, things will get slightly colder in Toyooka: highs are around 6°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kami-cho, Arayu, Takeda Castle Ruins, Amanohashidate, The Sand Museum
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson), then wander the streets of Kitashinagawa Shopping Street, then steep yourself in history at Hozomon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Samukawa Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Toyooka to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toyooka in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Samukawa Shrine, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple
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Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan ©

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