14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kochi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Step out of the city life by going to Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki route planning tool.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ishigaki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

1
night
Kochi

The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
On the 5th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Kochi takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in November, expect nights in Kochi to be cooler, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Koya-cho

On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryusen-in Temple, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-in Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rokkaku Kyozo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichijo-in Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokiin.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kochi to Koya-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

2
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Osaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally look for gifts at Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka attractions tool.

Getting from Koya-cho to Osaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, Osaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nanzen-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip site.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

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.