14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Bus:  23 h 15 min
1
Onna-son
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Subway + Bus:  21 h 45 min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, then browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get outside with Diamond Beach, and then get outside with Manza Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Onna-son tour itinerary maker site.

Indianapolis, USA to Onna-son is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Onna-son due to the time zone difference. In September, Onna-son is somewhat warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

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 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Pinion Direct Shop, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip maker website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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 discover tucked-away gems like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Dotombori in Dotombori, approximately Dotombori away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Ishigaki in October, things will get slightly colder in Kyoto: highs are around 74°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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