19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Takayama
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kondoi Beach and Nishi Pier. Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Sunset Beach, stroll around Kabira Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Ishigaki is an approximately 22.5-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 May, you will find days in Ishigaki are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally head off the coast to Kouri Island. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Popular historic sites such as Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in May: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kasuga Grand Shrine and Genkoan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanda house.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Takayama road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Ainokura Gassho Community. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama) and Jakko-In Zen Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

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