14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
4
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Takachiho-cho
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Onna-son
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanda Myojin, then take a stroll through Ueno, and finally don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Marunouchi, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), make a trip to Hozomon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Yanaka.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Ueno ©
Ueno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Aiyaruhama Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and then look for gifts at Yurateiku Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, then identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Torinji Temple.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planning app .

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Nosoko Mape ©
Nosoko Mape

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 30th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Atarasu Ichiba, then stroll through Nagamahama Beach Coast, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima journey tool .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

1
night
Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kusakabe Folk Museum, see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, and finally examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, then get the lay of the land with Rail - MTB Gattan Go!!, then examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiouji Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Takayama takes 7 hours. In November, Takayama is colder than Miyakojima - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Rail - MTB Gattan Go!!
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Kusakabe Folk Museum ©
Kusakabe Folk Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzen-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ninna-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel tool .

Drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
day
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden, hunt for treasures at Takachiho Gamadase Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushifuru Shrine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Takachiho-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Takachiho Gamadase Market ©
Takachiho Gamadase Market

1
night
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nakadomari Ruins. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sun Marina Beach, stroll through Fuchaku Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son road trip app .

You can fly from Takachiho-cho to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in November, things will get a bit warmer in Onna-son: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding

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