15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 3 nights

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, stop by Odaiba District, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planning site.

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho trip maker tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Nachikatsura-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Nachikatsura-cho is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto journey planner.

Getting from Nachikatsura-cho to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell

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 9th (Fri): go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, thentake in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally head off the coast to Kouri Island.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, thenkick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. In April in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Yonehara Beach. There's much more to do: get outside with Kondoi Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, make a trip to Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki visit planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Ongazaki ©
Cape Ongazaki

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