14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Kyoto — 3 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tenryuji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Dotombori District in Dotombori (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saihoji Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Newark, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Kyoto is 14 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Kabira Park, get outside with Yonehara Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, view the masterpieces at Nei Museum of Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 89°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get interesting insight from Iriomotejima Kaigetsu, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, then head off the coast to Barasu Island, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 3 nights

Visiting Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aragusuku Beach and Sawada no hama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 2 nights

On the 13th (Tue), stop by Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then stroll through Kokyo Gaien National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, then explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. In June, Tokyo is slightly colder than Miyakojima - with highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.