15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 16th (Wed), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Erie, USA to Iriomote-jima is an approximately 156-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Erie to Iriomote-jima. When traveling from Erie in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Iriomote-jima: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Ishigaki

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Yonehara Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally kick back and relax at Sunset Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki route planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, then head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, and finally step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip builder.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. June in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Arashiyama. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori in Dotombori, approximately Dotombori away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip site.

Fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in June, things will get little chillier in Kyoto: highs are around 81°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Art Center, Tokyo and Samurai Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, visit Odaiba District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.