14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights



— 1 night
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ise trip itinerary builder website.

Manchester, UK to Ise is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Ise. Traveling from Manchester in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ise, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites


— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Tower of Himeyuri and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Aeon Naha Shopping Center (in Naha) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Manza Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Ise to Onna-son takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ise in December; daily highs in Onna-son reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in December, Iriomote-jima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours


— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Cape Hirakubozaki. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Banna Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip


— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aragusuku Beach and East Henna Cape. Get outdoors at Toguchi no Hama and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge and stroll through Sunayama Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima tour planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Japan travel guide

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.