11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Barcelona

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, and walk around Banna Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ishigaki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get a bit warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 27th (Mon), head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Kurima Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Miyakojima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in April, with highs in Kyoto at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Odaiba and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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