15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  18​h
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
6
Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h
7
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Pune

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 17th (Sun): stroll through Banna Park, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kondoi Beach, and finally look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip maker site .

Pune, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pune to Ishigaki, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In February in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 21st (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

2
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Zampa. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son online visit planner .

Getting from Miyakojima to Onna-son by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in February, plan for little chillier nights in Onna-son, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Cape Zampa, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM ©
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally browse for treasures at Maiko Antiques Kyoto. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Onna-son in February: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
night
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Hanazono Niseko Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, and then stop by Boot Solutions Niseko. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Niseko Outdoor Center and then hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kutchan-cho travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Kyoto to Kutchan-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Kutchan-cho: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rusutsu Resort Ski, Niseko Outdoor Center
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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night
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.
On the 1st (Fri), wander the streets of Ginza, then take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple and then shop like a local with Asakusa.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Tokyo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. When traveling from Kutchan-cho in March, plan for warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

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