15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
2
Zamami-son
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Tokyo National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head outdoors with Kushibaru Beach, get outside with Nishibama Beach, head outdoors with Hizushi Beach, thenkick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, and finally kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zamami-son journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Zamami-son with the Route module. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Zamami-son. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Kushibaru Beach ©
Kushibaru Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally shop like a local with Nei Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, get outside with Akashi Beach, thenkick back and relax at Sunset Beach, thenkick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, and finally Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenkick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, thenkick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Nakanoshima Beach, get outside with Toguchi no Hama, thenget outside with Sawada no hama Beach, thenget outside with Ikizu Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima visit planning website.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thensteep yourself in history at 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 reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, Hiroshima is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Dotombori District, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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