14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+5
Train + Subway + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Get a sense of the local culture at Ueno District and Asakusa Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Kencho-ji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, wander the streets of Yanaka District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. In April, Tokyo is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) ©
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Kamiyacho, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kura Falls, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Port.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Iriomote-jima by combination of train, flight, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in May: high temperatures in Iriomote-jima hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Taketomi Folk Art Museum and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, look and learn at Ishigakijima Observatory, explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, then get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, then kick back and relax at Hairumubushi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki road trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki, explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki, examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum, and finally examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip maker tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In May in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

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