15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h 30​min
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  16​h
End: Paris

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 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Odaiba and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning tool .

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Tokyo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): stroll through Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and finally take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find maps and tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Miyakojima to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip website .

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Banna Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kabira Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

Find out how to plan Ishigaki trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Misen and The Cenotaph. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima visit planning app .

Getting from Ishigaki to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, things will get a bit cooler in Hiroshima: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route maker .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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