14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, then explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ishigaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Ishigaki to be warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

4
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take a stroll through Akihabara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Planning Tokyo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Fly from Ishigaki to Tokyo in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ishigaki in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel route tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Hiroshima visit planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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