14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
3
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  18 h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
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, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. 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 take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. 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: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 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 up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka Castle, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
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 traveler tips, reviews, maps, 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 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. 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 ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

2
nights
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.
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 an hour. 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

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
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 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
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
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, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker.

Getting from Miyakojima to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. 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
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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