14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
Drive
6
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
7
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Fly

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3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MInsah Kogei Museum and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Visiting Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kondoi Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Shiraho Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki day trip planning site.

Muscat, Oman to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Muscat in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Ishigaki, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, walk around Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), then get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ginza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5 hours. When traveling from Ishigaki in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Arashiyama, identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto route planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Iwami-cho

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get outside with Shirawara Coast, kick back and relax at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, explore the activities along Uradome Coast, then kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and finally see the interesting displays at San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Iwami-cho day trip planning site.

Getting from Osaka to Iwami-cho by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Iwami-cho, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

1
night
Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, 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.

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You can drive from Iwami-cho to Hiroshima in 5 hours. In December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

1
night
Nagasaki

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki online holiday maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums

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.