14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Szczecin
Fly:  29​h
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Goto
— 1 day
Fly:  31​h
End: Szczecin

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, then look for gifts at Hakodate Tsutaya Books, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, get into the urban bustle at Hakodate Community Design Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate route website .

Szczecin, Poland to Hakodate is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Szczecin in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Hakodate. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, then contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, then wander the streets of Gokayama, and finally stop by Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Shop. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, take a stroll through Nagamachi District, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa tour planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Kanazawa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Hakodate in September, you will find days in Kanazawa are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

1
night
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 23rd (Sun), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Yurateiku Market, then look for gifts at Nanapito Hompo, then stroll through Kaiji Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Kanazawa to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in September; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally stroll through Hoshisuna Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. September in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, stroll through Toguchi no Hama, and then stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, and finally snap pictures at Irabu Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 3 hours. September in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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day
Goto

Goto ©
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Egami Church, then go for a stroll along the water at Hisakajima, then kick back and relax at Tontomari Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Takahama Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Goto tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Goto. In September, Goto is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of 28°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach
Tontomari Beach ©
Tontomari Beach
Egami Church ©
Egami Church

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