14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Fly
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
— 4 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
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Ferry to Kagoshima, Train to Kumamoto, Drive to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Shari-cho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You've now added Iwaobetsu Onsen Rotenburo to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Wed), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Iwaobetsu Onsen Rotenburo, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and finally take a stroll through Utoro Onsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shari, and then cruise along Road to Heaven.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Shari-cho is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Shari-cho is 16 hours. In June, Shari-cho is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Biei-cho

— 4 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nupukano Sato and Shirakaba Road. Step out of the city life by going to Shirogane Blue Pond and Patchwork no Michi. Change things up with a short trip to Mt. Midori in Kamikawa-cho (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, take in the pleasant sights at Biruke no Mori, and take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Biei-cho trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Biei-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Shari-cho in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Biei-cho, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yakushima-cho

— 1 night
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho visit app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Biei-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Biei-cho in June, things will get a bit warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 79°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Takachiho-cho

— 2 nights
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Step out of the city life by going to Ikeyama Springs and Kuju Highland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tadewara Wetlands and Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Okuragahama Beach (in Hyuga), Chinda Fall (in Bungoono) and Mount Atago (in Nobeoka). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.