15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
3
Himeji
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Onna-son
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get a bit cooler in Ishigaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunayama Beach and Irabu Ohashi. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Yonaha Maehama Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, and walk around Imugya Marine Garden.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en and then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji holiday planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Himeji by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, things will get slightly colder in Himeji: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toji and Chion-in Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Torodo Temple) and Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Ise Shrine Geku
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Toji ©
Toji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sefa-Utaki and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Okichan Theater. Step out of Onna-son with an excursion to Nakijin Castle Ruins in Nakijin-son--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and stroll through Cape Manzamo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Onna-son holiday planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Onna-son in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in May since evenings lows in Onna-son dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sefa-Utaki, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okichan Theater
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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