14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly to Chūbu Centrair, Train to Ise
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Ise
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Aragusuku Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miyakojima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Miyakojima is an approximately 22-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miyakojima, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5.5 hours. July in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki. Discover out-of-the-way places like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Ongazaki, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki online trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Ise

— 1 night
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 28th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toba Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ise trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Ise in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Ishigaki in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ise: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, and finally wander the streets of Pontocho District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ise in July: highs in Kyoto hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, then admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, then admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and then examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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.