14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train to Nagoya, Train to Ise
2
Ise
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Fly
5
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take a stroll through Odaiba District and then admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Tokyo to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ise.
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Ise — 1 night

A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ise holiday builder app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Ise in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Ise are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Osaka Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online visit planner.

You can drive from Ise to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ise in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 1 night

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 8th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Naha.
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Naha — 2 nights

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Clara Church, step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, then step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, then take an in-depth tour of Himeyuri Peace Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki.

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Fly from Hiroshima to Naha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Naha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 2 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, then take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

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Getting from Naha to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ishigaki.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planning app.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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