15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ise
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Train to Osaka Kansai, Fly to Miyako Jima
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Kyoto

— 3 nights
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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Kodai-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

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Hammamet, Tunisia to Kyoto is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hammamet to Kyoto, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hammamet in March; daily highs in Kyoto reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Ise

— 1 night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

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Getting from Kyoto to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Ise hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Nachikatsura-cho

— 2 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Nachikatsura-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in March, expect nights in Nachikatsura-cho to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Kouri Island, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then make a trip to East Henna Cape, and finally take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima tour itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Nachikatsura-cho to Miyakojima in 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region.

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Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Ishigaki

— 3 nights
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 28th (Sun), see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Kondoi Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.