15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Okinawa
4
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 14th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour builder website.

Paris, France to Miyakojima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Miyakojima. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Miyakojima are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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nights
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 16th (Tue): see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then don't miss a visit to Euglena Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, walk around Kabira Park, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki journey builder tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Motobu-cho

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On the 20th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, then stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and finally head outdoors with Kouri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road and then admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Motobu-cho by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in March, Motobu-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Wilson Stump, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, and finally examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho travel route planner.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in March, expect Yakushima-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yakushima-cho in March; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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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 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally stop by Gion.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, walk around Ueno Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Tokyo route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.