15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Naha Airport / JASDF Naha Air Base, Drive to Okinawa City
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Okinawa City
— 2 nights
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Drive to Naha Airport / JASDF Naha Air Base, Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Koya-cho
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Fuji
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Okinawa City

— 2 nights
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Change things up with these side-trips from Okinawa City: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho), Tropical Beach (in Ginowan) and Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Okinawa City online driving holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Okinawa City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Koya-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Danjo Garan. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Koyasan Station, see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Henshoji Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tokugawa's Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muryokoin.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koya-cho online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinawa City to Koya-cho. September in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

Fuji

— 2 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mt. Fuji 5th Station and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji. On your second day here, visit Fujikawa Parking Downline, stroll through Rakujuen Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mishima Taisha, then get to know the fascinating history of Gempeigawa River, and finally walk around Kakitagawa Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fuji trip maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Fuji in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in September, expect nights in Fuji to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fuji to Tokyo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.