15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Head to Ginza and Yokohama Chinatownfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Mt. Takao, Kōtoku-in, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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.
Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor some retail therapy. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Higashihama Beach, head off the coast to Natanejima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, and finally kick back and relax at Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Iwami-cho trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kyoto to Iwami-cho in 4 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in September, expect nights in Iwami-cho to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tottori
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Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches ©
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches

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.
On the 27th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kamoizumi Sake Brewery, look for gifts at Kirei Sake Brewery, take a stroll through Saijo, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Saijotsuru Brewery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bay Side Beach Saka, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip site.

Traveling by car from Iwami-cho to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Higashihiroshima, Hatsukaichi, Bay Side Beach Saka
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Shop till you drop at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, get outside with Kaiji Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip maker tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 2nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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