15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
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Ise
— 1 night

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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 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to East Henna Cape. On the next day, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then head off the coast to Kouri Island, then snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima road trip app.

Los Angeles, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Los Angeles in March, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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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 31st (Wed), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, stroll around Kabira Park, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Nei Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip website.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 2 hours. April in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toji and Daiho-In Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Mizuno Sportology Gallery (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Kyoto in 9 hours. When traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, then explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ichimai-iwa.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho travel app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Toba Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ise driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Ise, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

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