14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan planner

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Manchester

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Tokyo

— 1 night
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 12th (Fri): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Toji. Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Iriomote-jima

— 1 night
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima day trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Iriomote-jima by combination of flight and ferry takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in June, things will get a bit warmer in Iriomote-jima: highs are around 37°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Ishigaki

— 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 19th (Fri), get outside with Kondoi Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get outside with Yonehara Beach, and finally stroll around Kabira Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally stroll around Banna Park.

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Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Miyakojima

— 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 21st (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. June in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker.

Getting from Miyakojima to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, Hiroshima is little chillier than Miyakojima - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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.