10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Ise
— 1 day
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Meotoiwa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ise road trip planning tool.

Ontario, USA to Ise is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ontario to Ise is 17 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Ontario in January: highs in Ise hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
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Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

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Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ise in January since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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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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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Kaiji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and then walk around Banna Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip maker website.

Fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in January; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 70°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima road trip planning app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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