15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ishigaki, Fly to Osaka Kansai, Train to Nachikatsura-cho
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
Drive
5
Takayama
— 4 nights
Train to Tokyo Haneda, Fly to London Heathrow

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nakanoshima Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima vacation planning site.

London, UK to Miyakojima is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

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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 20th (Sat), stop by Yurateiku Market, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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Nachikatsura-cho

The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hashigui Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and train from Iriomote-jima to Nachikatsura-cho takes 10.5 hours. In June, Nachikatsura-cho is a bit cooler than Iriomote-jima - with highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

4
nights
Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Takayama Showa Museum and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Get some cultural insight at Higashiyama Walking Course and Wada House. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Norikura Kogen (in Matsumoto). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town and admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Takayama day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Takayama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Takayama when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in June, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.