15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
5
Osaka
— 1 night
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Fusaki Beach. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ishigaki online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki. In April, Ishigaki is much hotter than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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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 12th (Mon): head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, then get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, then kick back and relax at Painagama Beach, and finally head outdoors with Sunayama Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, get outside with Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then head outdoors with Boraga Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nagakita Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. April in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in April, with highs in Hiroshima at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1
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Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Anami Beach, kick back and relax at Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches, kick back and relax at Uradome Coast, kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, then head outdoors with Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and finally kick back and relax at Shirawara Coast.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iwami-cho travel route app.

Drive from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho in 5 hours. When traveling from Hiroshima in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Iwami-cho: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Anami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches ©
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches

1
night
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 16th (Fri), take a stroll through Tobita Shinchi, then contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and finally shop like a local with Dotombori District.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Iwami-cho in April, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Gion. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Akihabara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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