15 days in Kyoto, Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Kyoto, Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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15 days in Kyoto, Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Onna-son
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kumejima-cho
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Toshodaiji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple), Koya-cho (Jokiin, Kongobu-ji Temple, & more) and Hase-dera Temple (in Sakurai). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanzen-in Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation builder site .

London, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Kyoto, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Kyoto is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple
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Kodai-ji Temple ©
Kodai-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1
night
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, then make a trip to Cape Maeda, and finally step into the grandiose world of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Onna-son takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in November: high temperatures in Onna-son hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zakimi Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zakimi Castle Ruins ©
Zakimi Castle Ruins
Cape Maeda ©
Cape Maeda

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then stroll through Aragusuku Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Onna-son in November, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, then stroll through Yonehara Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip tool .

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

1
night
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kumejima Island and then head off the coast to Hatenohama.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kumejima-cho online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Ishigaki to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kumejima-cho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. Get some historical perspective at Tokyo National Museum and Hase-dera Temple. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Minato Mirai 21 (in Yokohama), Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Kencho-ji Temple) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip tool .

Fly from Kumejima-cho to Tokyo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Kumejima-cho in November, you will find days in Tokyo are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Minato Mirai 21, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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