15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Fly:  26 h
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  45 min
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Columbus

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Minami (Namba). Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and go for a walk through Gion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Columbus, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Columbus to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in November; daily highs in Kyoto reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Toguchi no Hama and Aragusuku Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shimojiiima Island and Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kyoto to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kondoi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, then shop like a local with Ginza, and then take a stroll through Omotesando. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Ishigaki to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Ishigaki, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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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