15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Zamami-son
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Aharen Beach, kick back and relax at Hizushi Beach, and then stroll through Nishibama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Gahijima Sand Dune, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Furuzamami Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zamami-son trip itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Zamami-son is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Zamami-son hover around 30°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Aharen Beach
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Fusaki Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, then explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. In May, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) 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
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip maker app .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikasahama Beach, make a trip to Miyajima, then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in May; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally wander the streets of Gion. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then get all the equipment you need at Fuuka-Kimono, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Sensō-ji and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba, and make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

Discover how to plan a Tokyo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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