23 days in Japan & Bogota Itinerary

23 days in Japan & Bogota Itinerary

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23 days in Japan & Bogota Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  26​h
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Toyota, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
6
Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
8
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
9
Oita, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Bogota, Colombia

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, and then take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Miho Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto tour planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Kyoto is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Bogota to Kyoto. Traveling from Bogota in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miho Museum
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

1
night
Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, take a stroll through Chinatown (Nankinmachi), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokuraku-ji Temple, and finally appreciate the views at Arima Onsen.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kobe holiday builder .

Kobe is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toyota.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Baths Nature
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Chinatown (Nankinmachi) ©
Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

1
night
Toyota, Japan

Toyota ©
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum, then appreciate the views at Koran Valley, and then stroll through Kuragaike Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Toyota trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kobe to Toyota in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Toyota are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Toyota

Parks Nature Museums
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Koran Valley ©
Koran Valley
Kuragaike Park ©
Kuragaike Park

2
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

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 1st (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, see the sky in a new way at Ishigakijima Observatory, then see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yoko Gushiken Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Toyota to Ishigaki. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toyota in September, with highs in Ishigaki at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Ishigakijima Observatory ©
Ishigakijima Observatory

2
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, then kick back and relax at Nakano Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima journey site .

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. In October in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

2
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagamahama Beach Coast.

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Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Yabiji
Yabiji
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take a stroll through Odaiba and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip maker .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. In October, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Arqueologico. Explore hidden gems such as Laguna de Guatavita and Catedral Diocesana. Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Bogota takes 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -14 hour difference. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Bogota to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

3
nights
Oita, Japan

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Oka Castle Ruins, and then admire the sheer force of Harajiri Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oita sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Oita. Traveling from Bogota to Oita, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in October, Oita is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oita

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bungotakada, Oka Castle Ruins, Harajiri Falls, African Safari
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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African Safari ©
African Safari
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu
Oka Castle Ruins ©
Oka Castle Ruins

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