14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nikko
— 1 night
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights

1
night
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikko tour itinerary maker tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Nikko is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in October, with highs in Nikko at 22°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Ginza, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally make a trip to East Henna Cape. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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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 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, stroll around Kabira Park, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ishigaki day trip website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally get outside with Ida no Hama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

5
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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Horando, Togetsukyo Hontenfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour builder site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Kyoto in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in October, things will get slightly colder in Kyoto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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