14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train to Tokyo Haneda, Fly to New York City

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip site.

Seattle, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 72°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Shigira Beach, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, then get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast, then head outdoors with Sawada no hama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Boraga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Miyakojima travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 83°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Akashi Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Ibaruma Coast, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In October, Hiroshima is slightly colder than Ishigaki - with highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 4 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 Arashiyama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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