15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Miami

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Visit Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in September, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls and then kick back and relax at Isso Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

2
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nirai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, thenkick back and relax at Kariyushi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Emerald Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nirai Beach, Emerald Beach
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Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach

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.
Head to Ginza and Asakusafor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, visit Akihabara, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

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Fly from Onna-son to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in September, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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