15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  21 h
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Ise
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Porto

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, walk around Kabira Park, and go for a walk through Cape Ongazaki.

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Porto, Portugal to Ishigaki is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in April: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then get outside with Aragusuku Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. April in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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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 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, examine the collection at Yamato Museum, then appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miyakojima in April: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Miyajima, Yamato Museum
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kodai-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Osaka Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, then see the interesting displays at Okageza, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ise trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Odaiba and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Ise to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ise in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tokyo, with lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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