15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+5
Train + Subway + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Tokyo

2
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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum capture your imagination. Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tokyo. In March, daytime highs in Tokyo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Osaka Castle in Osaka, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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Toji ©
Toji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Yamato Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Your inner history buff will appreciate Daishoin Temple and Atomic Bomb Dome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 18th (Wed), glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Hiroshima to Iriomote-jima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Iriomote-jima, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, walk around Banna Park, get outside with Yonehara Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. On your second day here, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stroll around Kabira Park, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Planning Ishigaki trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 22nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

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