15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Ishigaki
— 4 nights

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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 a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto journey app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Daishoin Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and get outside with Sukuji Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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