14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  45 min
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizu-dera are in your itinerary. Gion and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Tōdai-ji (in Nara). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online itinerary creator.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Kyoto reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Aragusuku Beach and Maja Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toguchi no Hama and Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, stroll through Sunayama Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yabiji.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Miyakojima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

3
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 3rd (Wed), get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tamatorizaki Observatory and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in an hour. October in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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