11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. There's much more to do: stroll around Banna Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online tour itinerary builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Ishigaki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get somewhat 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

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Banna Park ©
Banna Park

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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), step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Kurima Bridge. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get outside with Toguchi no Hama.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in April: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel 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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Odaiba District and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. 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 · Museums · Historic Sites
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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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