14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Tokyo Haneda
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori in Dotombori, approximately Dotombori away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Atlanta, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Atlanta to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 8th (Thu), get outside with Sunayama Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, then head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip app.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Ishigaki

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Sunset Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yonehara Beach and Island Countryside Settlement. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, view the masterpieces at Nei Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

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Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 13th (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and finally head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

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Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Tokyo

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Akihabara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally take a stroll through Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, then get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Tokyo takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in July, plan for little chillier nights in Tokyo, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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.