14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
3
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 2 nights

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll through Shiretoko Misaki, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentake a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho road trip planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Shari-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Teshikaga-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and then wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Teshikaga-cho to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Teshikaga-cho in October, expect Kyoto to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, thentake in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Shimojishima Airport RW17 End, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in October; daily highs in Miyakojima reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, thenkick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally head off the coast to Barasu Island.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima journey website.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. In October in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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 13th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, thenexplore the activities along Kabira Bay, and finally walk around Banna Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Kabira Park, thenmake a trip to Cape Ongazaki, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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