15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 3 nights
2
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daigo-ji Temple and Tenryuji Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ninna-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Byodoin (in Uji). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation builder site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kyoto is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in April, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Byodoin
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Toji ©
Toji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Yasugawara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka and then admire the sheer force of Manai Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho online route maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kyoto to Takachiho-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Kunimigaoka ©
Kunimigaoka
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toguchi no Hama and Furusato. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and get outside with Sunayama Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Miyakojima using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Takachiho-cho to Miyakojima in 8.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Takachiho-cho in April: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Visiting Pinaisara Falls and Hoshisuna Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Ida no Hama Beach and Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mariudo Fall, take a memorable tour with Tours, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima holiday builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. In April in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Mariudo Fall ©
Mariudo Fall
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center

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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.
Visit Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Hirakubozaki. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, walk around Kabira Park, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. April in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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