14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Nikko
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, examine the collection at Yukishio Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary builder tool.

Fresno, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fresno in November: highs in Miyakojima hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.
On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then stop by Pinion Direct Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki day trip site.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho

— 1 night
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koya-cho trip site.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Koya-cho in 7.5 hours. In November, Koya-cho is a bit cooler than Ishigaki - with highs of 62°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Shopping

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 Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Nanzen-ji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daikaku-ji, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Koya-cho in November, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Nikko

— 1 night
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nikko tour builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nikko in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Tokyo

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Ginza, look for gifts at Kiddy Land Harajuku, then explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, then enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and finally explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.