15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Jakarta

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Ueno Zoo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Asakusa, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in November, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, and shop like a local with Kyoto Station Building.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Seishin Tsurui, get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, and finally stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi holiday maker website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hatsukaichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 29th (Thu), kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. Traveling from Hatsukaichi in November, expect nights in Miyakojima to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Chinatown (Nankinmachi), then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then examine the collection at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Osaka journey planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Osaka by combination of flight, train, and subway takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Miyakojima in November, plan for little chillier days in Osaka, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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