15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
3
Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, thenmake a trip to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho tour planner.

Chicago, USA to Motobu-cho is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Motobu-cho, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Motobu-cho, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunayama Beach and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Kids will enjoy Shimojiiima Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima by flight takes about 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and then make a trip to Nagomi Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taketomi-jima trip itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Taketomi-jima in 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Nagomi Tower ©
Nagomi Tower

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Taketomi-jima to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Taketomi-jima in April: highs in Kyoto hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Tower. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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