9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 1 night
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Osaka
— 1 night

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, thenget outside with Aragusuku Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima sightseeing planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Miyakojima is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: highs in Miyakojima hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 22nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, thenget outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima online travel planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
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Hoshisuna Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thenmake a trip to Nijo Castle, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Iriomote-jima to Kyoto in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in June, expect Kyoto to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori and then stop by Dotombori District.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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