14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
2
Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Tokyo is 7 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, you will find days in Tokyo are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Family-friendly places like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Minnajima Island will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cape Manzamo, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sesoko Labyrinth, enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and don't miss a visit to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho route site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Tokyo to Motobu-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Motobu-cho hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Onna-son
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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