10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
nights
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 Cape Hirakubozaki and Nishi Pier. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stroll through Yonehara Beach, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in November, expect Ishigaki to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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nights
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 5th (Tue): stroll through Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Aragusuku Beach, then make a trip to East Henna Cape, and then make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima planner .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. November in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough 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 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of 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: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Miyakojima, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree and then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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