14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
3
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  18 h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toji and Tofuku-ji Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Kyoto to Iriomote-jima takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect Iriomote-jima to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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.
On the 19th (Fri), head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and finally stroll around Kabira Park. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally stroll around Banna Park.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip site .

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, then get outside with Aragusuku Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip website .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In June in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in June, with highs in Hiroshima at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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