15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Taketomi-jima
— 1 day
ferry:  3​h 30​min
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Naha
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London


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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 6th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Wa Space, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, then explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): wander the streets of Minato Mirai 21, then see the interesting displays at Yokohama Port Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and finally examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Sagano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation builder website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Mint Museum, see the interesting displays at Modern Transportation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Panasonic Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Hankyu Umeda Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kusuri no Doshomachi Archive.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. August in Osaka sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Panasonic Museum
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Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Panasonic Museum ©
Panasonic Museum

1
day
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, examine the collection at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, then take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Osaka to Taketomi-jima. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
We've included these beaches for you: Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Aragusuku Beach. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary website .

You can ride a ferry from Taketomi-jima to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

5
nights
Naha

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Visiting Tokashiku Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Nishibama Beach and Furuzamami Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Onna Station Nakayukui Market (in Onna-son), Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Kainan Church, and pick up some local products at Keiben Station Kariyushi Market.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naha trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Naha takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tokashiki-son, Onna-son, Zamami-son, Nanjo, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

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