7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, stroll around Banna Park, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Ishigaki to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima holiday maker tool.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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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 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Gion, stop by Dotonbori, and then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, expect nights in Kyoto to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

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Dotombori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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