16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Ise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
day
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 22nd (Sat), take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Ishigaki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Funauki Village and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ida no Hama Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

Before you visit Iriomote-jima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sensō-ji and Tokyo National Museum. Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in February, plan for little chillier days in Tokyo, with highs around 12°C, while nights are colder with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ise.

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
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya, get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, steep yourself in history at Aramatsurinomiya, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Matsuo Kanonji Temple.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ise tour planning tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Ise in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Takinomiya, Toba Aquarium
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Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, and make a trip to Gion.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip website .

Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ise in March, plan for little chillier nights in Kyoto, with lows around 5°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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