14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner
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Fly
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
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5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki — 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Escape the urban bustle at Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip maker site.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 2 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Hoshisuna Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Relax by the water at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Get in touch with nature at Toguchi no Hama and Nakanoshima Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. September in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Arashiyama. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Miyakojima in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 2 nights

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 8th (Fri): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Ginza. On the next day, take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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