26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
3
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night
5
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
6
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
7
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 day
8
Kyoto
— 4 nights
9
Kanazawa
— 3 nights

1
night
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 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Odaiba District and then take a stroll through Ueno District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo journey planner.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Montreal in June since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Get outdoors at Yakusugi Land and Oko no Taki Fall. Step off the beaten path and head to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Tachudake. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mocchomudake.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, thenstep off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Hatsukaichi by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Hatsukaichi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

1
night
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 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and then head outdoors with Kondoi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki road trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Hatsukaichi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Take a break from the city and head to Iriomote Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Funauki Village. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, and kick back and relax at Nakano Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can 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
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toguchi no Hama and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In June in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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day
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho online travel route planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Nachikatsura-cho in 9 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in June, expect Nachikatsura-cho to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine

4
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Otsu to see Jishu Shrine about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip tool.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jishu Shrine, Osaka Castle
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Suganuma Gassho Community and Maruoka Castle. Get some cultural insight at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses) and Hataya Textile Factory Memorial Hall (in Katsuyama). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gokayama and contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa travel planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kanazawa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Katsuyama, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

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