14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mitaka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Yokohama
— 1 night
Drive
4
Shiroishi
— 1 night
Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to Ishigaki
5
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly
6
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly
7
Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
8
Nara
— 1 night
Drive
9
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 1 night
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 added Chiku Chiku Cafe, Hedgehog Cafe HARRY Roppongi &Hamster Cafe mogumogu, Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku, have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, get your game on at Chiku Chiku Cafe, then have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe HARRY Roppongi &Hamster Cafe mogumogu, then stop by Pokemon Center Tokyo DX, and finally wander the streets of Ginza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning website.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo. When traveling from Dallas in May, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Mitaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Mitaka

— 1 night
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, admire the masterpieces at Kahenomori Art Museum, then look for gifts at Kakujogyorui Kodaira, then stop by Kichijoji, and finally examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mitaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Mitaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mitaka, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Mitaka

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yokohama

— 1 night
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Hedgehog Cafe Harry Yokohama has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe Harry Yokohama.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Mitaka to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mitaka in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yokohama, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shiroishi

— 1 night
Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyagi Zao Fox Village. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shiroishi City Yajiro Kokeshi Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Miyagi Zao Fox Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katayamake Gobyo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manzo Inari, and finally stroll around Water, Stones and Talking Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shiroishi travel planner.

You can drive from Yokohama to Shiroishi in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yokohama in May, with highs in Shiroishi at 67°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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 30th (Sat), stroll through Yonehara Beach, kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, then kick back and relax at Fusaki Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Nei Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Maezato Beach, then kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sunset Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shiroishi to Ishigaki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shiroishi in May; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Miyakojima

— 1 night
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 1st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kobe.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Kobe

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kobe Animal Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, then get to know the resident critters at Kobe Animal Kingdom, then take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally stroll through Suma Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kobe road trip planning site.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kobe in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in June, with highs in Kobe at 76°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nara Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then walk around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nara trip builder site.

You can drive from Kobe to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nara are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Kyoto

— 3 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 day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Neko Cafe TiME, Gion, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Asahiyaki. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Misuyabari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

Make your Kyoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.