15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thenget your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and then take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nara Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Todai-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
On the 7th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Aka Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach, kick back and relax at Aka Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kushibaru Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Ama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, step off the mainland to explore Gahi Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yuhina Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zamami-son trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Kyoto to Zamami-son with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Zamami-son when traveling from Kyoto in May, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach
Ama Beach ©
Ama Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Moon Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenget outside with Nago citizen Beach, thenhead outdoors with Diamond Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Minna Beach, head outdoors with Anchihama, get outside with Emerald Beach, thenhead outdoors with Akabaka Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Yonamine Nagahama Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Onna-son sightseeing app.

Getting from Zamami-son to Onna-son by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Onna-son sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Nago citizen Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Minna Beach ©
Minna Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Tue), get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kumaza Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and finally head outdoors with Boraga Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima online route planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. In May in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Maezato Beach, head outdoors with Shiraho Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenkick back and relax at Akashi Beach, and finally head outdoors with Sunset Beach. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, thenhead outdoors with Kondoi Beach, and finally head outdoors with Kaiji Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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