15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
6
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
7
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, wander the streets of Akihabara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. In October, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiretoko Misaki and Mt. Rausu. Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Teshikaga-cho (Mt. Io, Lake Mashu, &more) and Sakura Falls (in Kiyosato-cho). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Shari-cho road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shari-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Shari-cho hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Teshikaga-cho, Sakura Falls
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

1
night
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond, take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, thentake in the exciting artwork at Takushinkan, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Shikisai no Oka, and finally stroll around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho journey planner.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in October, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Biei-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Shopping Museums
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower ©
Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen ©
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen

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 9th (Fri), take a stroll through Gion, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jishu Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online route planner.

You can fly from Biei-cho to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Biei-cho in October: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the views from Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, thenstroll through Imugya Marine Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, thenhead off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Shimojishima Airport RW17 End.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder app.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in October; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 33°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head off the coast to Iriomote Island, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): walk around Kabira Park, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally stroll around Banna Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, thenkick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki online vacation maker.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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