15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Bucharest

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app .

Bucharest, Romania to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bucharest to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and finally steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Start your trip to Hiroshima by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and finally take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hiroshima in September, with highs in Miyakojima at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima driving holiday tool .

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

3
nights
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 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, stroll around Banna Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and finally stroll around Kabira Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online vacation planner .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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