29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
4
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
5
Onna-son
— 3 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
7
Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
8
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
9
Kyoto
— 2 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 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, thenmake a trip to Tokyo Tower, and then make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Teshikaga-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Teshikaga-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in June; daily highs in Teshikaga-cho reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature
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Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shiretoko Goko Lake and Furepe Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway & Lake Rausu). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, and explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shari-cho itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rausu-cho
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yakusugi Land and Tachudake. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Shari-cho in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Motobu-cho (Emerald Beach, Okichan Theater, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Onna-son day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yakushima-cho in June: high temperatures in Onna-son hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Motobu-cho
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Onna-son to Ishigaki in 5 hours. July in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iriomote Island and Pinaisara Falls. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, and make a trip to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunayama Beach and Yabiji. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planning site.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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