15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Naha
— 3 nights
4
Nara
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
6
Ise
— 1 night
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Tamatorizaki Observatory. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. Spend 16th (Tue) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and walk around Kabira Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online journey builder.

Birmingham, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Ishigaki is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in February, with highs in Ishigaki at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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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 17th (Wed): take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sefa-Utaki and The Tower of Himeyuri. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Toyosaki Kaihin Koen. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shurikinjocho Oakagi Tree.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naha vacation builder app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Naha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Naha are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nara.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
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Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Nara National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokke-do. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Gango-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nara online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Naha to Nara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Naha in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Nara: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally visit Gion.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip site.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, examine the collection at Okageza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ise trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Ise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko 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 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route maker app.

Traveling by train from Ise to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ise in February, Tokyo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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