14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 1 night
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 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: get outside with Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally get outside with Sunayama Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Miyakojima is 17 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Miyakojima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Ishigaki

— 1 night
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 1st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, then look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, and finally head outdoors with Kondoi Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. October in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Onna-son

— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Zakimi Castle Ruins. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bisezaki and Keiben Station Kariyushi Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma), Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, and walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip maker site.

Fly from Ishigaki to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in November, Onna-son is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Pontocho District, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple.

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You can fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Onna-son in November, with highs in Kyoto at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Takayama

— 1 night
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, then make a trip to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Tokyo

— 4 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.
You've now added comburger -cooking with sato- to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum and Samurai Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shimokitazawa and University of Tokyo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama) and Minatomirai (Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 & Yokohama Landmark Tower). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, enjoy some diversion at teamLab☆Planets, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.