18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kobe
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fire Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Senso-ji Temple and Ueno District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 2 nights

A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiszenji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erin-ji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jiun-ji Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine and then hike along Momiji Tunnel.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.
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Koya-cho — 2 nights

On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Rokuji-no Kane, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokiin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, then admire the landmark architecture of Koyasan Kondomae, and then steep yourself in history at Rokkaku Kyozo.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Koya-cho trip itinerary app.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Koya-cho by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Koya-cho: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 2 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, get outside with Sawada no hama Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima attractions planner.

Fly from Koya-cho to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Koya-cho in April; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 29°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 2 nights

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 14th (Fri): head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and then look for gifts at Yurateiku Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online attractions planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kobe.
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Kobe — 1 night

Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, and finally wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

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Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Kobe takes 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ishigaki in April: high temperatures in Kobe hover around 20°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kinkaku-ji and Ninna-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. There's lots more to do: stop by Ninja Dojo and Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, and take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Wakayama Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district:

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