10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey maker
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Fly
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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Kyoto — 2 nights

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto online trip maker.

Tokyo to Kyoto is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iwami-cho.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Iwami-cho — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Uradome Coast, head outdoors with Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Iwami-cho driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Iwami-cho in 4 hours. When traveling from Kyoto in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Iwami-cho, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Hiroshima — 1 night

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning website.

Getting from Iwami-cho to Hiroshima by car takes about 5 hours. September in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Ishigaki — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, then get outside with Yonehara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fusaki Beach, then get outside with Sunset Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In September, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Hiroshima - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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Tokyo — 3 nights

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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. In September, Tokyo is slightly colder than Ishigaki - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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