23 days in Japan & Bogota Itinerary

23 days in Japan & Bogota Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Toyota, Japan
— 1 night
Drive to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Oita
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Oita, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Bogota

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Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
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 27th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, and then wander the streets of Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Miho Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto tour itinerary site.

Bogota, Colombia to Kyoto is an approximately 27.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: highs in Kyoto hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kobe, Japan

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokuraku-ji Temple, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen.

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

Take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Kobe are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toyota.

Things to do in Kobe

Spas · Baths · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Toyota, Japan

— 1 night
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum, appreciate the views at Koran Valley, and then walk around Kuragaike Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Toyota trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Toyota takes 3 hours. In September in Toyota, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Toyota

Parks · Nature · Museums

Ishigaki, Japan

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, then see the sky in a new way at Ishigakijima Observatory, then explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and finally appreciate the history behind Yoko Gushiken Monument.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Toyota to Ishigaki with the Route module. Traveling from Toyota in September, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Iriomote-jima, Japan

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nakano Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Miyakojima, Japan

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima road trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Tokyo, Japan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): visit Odaiba District and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bogota, Colombia

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Arqueologico will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Bolivar Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Catedral Diocesana (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

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Getting from Tokyo to Bogota by flight takes about 24.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Tokyo to Bogota. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oita.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oita, Japan

— 3 nights
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, contemplate the long history of Oka Castle Ruins, and then admire the sheer force of Harajiri Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oita road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Oita. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bogota in October since evenings lows in Oita dip to 20°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oita

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.