15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 1 night
6
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
7
Onna-son
— 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, and then examine the collection at Yamato Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Daimaru Museum Umeda. Explore hidden gems such as Toji and Spas. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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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 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thenshop like a local with Ginza, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. On your second day here, wander the streets of Odaiba District and then don't miss a visit to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo journey tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thenhead off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima day trip planning website.

Fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in May; daily highs in Miyakojima reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get outside with Kondoi Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, thenhead outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In May in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenstep off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 28th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, thenstop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, thenstep into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Onna-son trip planner.

You can fly from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 6 hours. In May, Onna-son is a bit cooler than Iriomote-jima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Zakimi Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

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