15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. Step out of the city life by going to Yabiji and Sunayama Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner .

Houston, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to Miyakojima, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by Yurateiku Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Yamato Museum, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hiroshima when traveling from Ishigaki in July, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kennin-ji Temple and Nijo Castle. Shop till you drop at Dotonbori and Maiko Antiques Kyoto. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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.
Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, take a stroll through Odaiba, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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