15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Okinawa City
3
Okinawa City
— 2 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to Ishigaki
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Odaiba District, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Traveling from London in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi vacation planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Okinawa City

— 2 nights
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nirai Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of The Site of Chibana Castle. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Toguchi Beach, Head underground at Blue Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Busena Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kise Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Okinawa City travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hakone-machi to Okinawa City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Ishigaki

— 2 nights
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 7th (Thu): see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, then explore the activities along Kabira Bay, then get outside with Yonehara Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okinawa City to Ishigaki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Miyakojima

— 1 night
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally get outside with Toguchi no Hama.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Osaka

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stroll around Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Osaka takes 4 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, things will get little chillier in Osaka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.