15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
6
Shari-cho
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 11th (Thu): snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then make a trip to East Henna Cape.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima holiday maker site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Miyakojima is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Miyakojima is 3 hours. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kifune-jinja Shrine and Tenryuji Temple. Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakushi-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In July, daytime highs in Nara are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, then wander the streets of Dotonbori, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba). Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka route maker site .

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then make a trip to Wilson Stump. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Yakusugi Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Osaka to Yakushima-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. In July in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

1
day
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Shari-cho takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in July, things will get a bit cooler in Shari-cho: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Asakusa Shrine and Tokyo National Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nezu Shrine and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, examine the collection at Fire Museum, take a stroll through Marunouchi, and don't miss a visit to Hachiko.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shari-cho in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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