15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and get outside with Yonehara Beach.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip website.

Taipei, Taiwan to Ishigaki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in October; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori (Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori & Dotombori District). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, visit Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online route planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip maker app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, then admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pond Tashiro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Matsumoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in October, you will find days in Matsumoto are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Pond Tashiro ©
Pond Tashiro
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Matsumoto in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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