15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip site.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 16 hours. When traveling from Calgary in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Tokyo to Iriomote-jima in 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Iriomote-jima reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yonehara Beach and Tamatorizaki Observatory. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally go for a walk through Shimojishima Airport RW17 End. On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then stroll through Imugya Marine Garden, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Miyakojima in November, plan for slightly colder days in Hiroshima, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a stroll through Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple, and finally go for a walk through Gion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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