15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then stroll around Kabira Park, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, then walk around Banna Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, you will find days in Ishigaki are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Park ©
Kabira Park

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Utara Tanko, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. In October in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aragusuku Beach and Boraga Limestone Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Irabu Ohashi. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and finally get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Tokyo by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Motobu-cho in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then don't miss a visit to Tsuzumi Gate, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

Make your Kanazawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Tsuzumi Gate ©
Tsuzumi Gate

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.
On the 16th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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