14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

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Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Osaka Kansai
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Onna-son

— 2 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, take an in-depth tour of Himeyuri Peace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son online journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Onna-son is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get warmer in Onna-son: highs are around 37°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then make a trip to East Henna Cape, then head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, and finally go for a walk through Imugya Marine Garden.

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You can fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. In July in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 8th (Thu), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and finally kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima vacation maker tool.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Osaka

— 1 night
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online travel route planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Osaka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°C in Osaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimonofor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and visit Gion.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

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.