14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
5
Nikko
— 2 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Kasuga Grand Shrine and Nanzen-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Mt. Wakakusa, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kyoto is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get a bit warmer in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nara
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Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 31st (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally get outside with Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, thendon't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and finally get outside with Aragusuku Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. In October, Miyakojima is a bit warmer than Kyoto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, thenstroll around Kabira Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 4th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima vacation planning app.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Chuzenji and Ryuzu Waterfall. Get outdoors at Nikko National Park and Yunoko Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinno-ji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nikko travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Iriomote-jima to Nikko takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. When traveling from Iriomote-jima in November, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Nikko: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls

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