15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 15 min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Newark

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Onna-son visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Onna-son takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Zakimi Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toguchi no Hama and Irabu Ohashi. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima road trip planner.

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenget outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki attractions planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ishigaki in September: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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