15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newcastle
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  19 h
End: Newcastle

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba District and Senso-ji Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Takeshita Street. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and wander the streets of Asakusa.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary website.

Newcastle, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle in June, with highs in Tokyo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Chibimarukochan Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), thenengage your brain at Tokai University Marine Science Museum, and finally head outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets, and then tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuji travel route builder site.

Getting from Tokyo to Fuji by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for slightly colder days in Fuji, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shizuoka, Gotemba
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Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) ©
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nara Park. Appreciate the collections at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Hosomi Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, explore the world behind art at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fuji to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Fuji in June, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tottori Castle Ruins, explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum, explore the activities along Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, thenkick back and relax at Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park.

Plan my day in Iwami-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Iwami-cho takes 4 hours. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days in Iwami-cho, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tottori
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Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
The Sand Museum ©
The Sand Museum

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): head outdoors with Mikasahama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Miyajima, thenlook for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by car from Iwami-cho to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, thenhead outdoors with Yonehara Beach, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Nei Museum of Art, get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally stop by Yurateiku Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Ishigaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling

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