15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
6
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get outside with Kondoi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki visit planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Ishigaki. In April, Ishigaki is much warmer than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, explore the activities along Toriike Pond, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Hatsukaichi by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in April: high temperatures in Hatsukaichi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, and then trek along Momiji Tunnel.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Momiji Tunnel ©
Momiji Tunnel
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yamanouchi-machi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Yamanouchi-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Onsen Resorts

3
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, thendon'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: wander the streets of Odaiba District, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kamiyatsuno Okusuu
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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