15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ise
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Miyakojima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bucharest

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 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then wander the streets of Takeshita Street, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Ginza. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and then wander the streets of Asakusa.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bucharest to Tokyo. Traveling from Bucharest in March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tofuku-ji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Maiko Antiques Kyoto. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Gion.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aramatsurinomiya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku, stop by Hakutaka Miyake Shoten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya, and finally contemplate the long history of Saiku Heian no Mori.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ise travel planning tool .

You can drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Ise, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Saiku Heian no Mori, Takinomiya
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Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Kurima Bridge, then kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ise to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ise in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary website .

Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

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.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

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Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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