11 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 night
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights


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3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Ninja Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nezu Museum and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Kamakura (Yuigahama Beach, Kencho-ji Temple, &more) and Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja & Chureito Pagoda). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujiyoshida, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and finally steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour builder website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1
night
Ishigaki, Japan

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.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Maezato Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki holiday builder site.

Fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in February, expect Ishigaki to be warmer, temps between 71°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanyang Museum and Waiao Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Japanese-style residential (in Ruifang) and Wushih Harbor (in Toucheng). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taipei travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ishigaki in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 57°F in Taipei. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Toucheng, Japanese-style residential
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Miniatures Museum of Taiwan ©
Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

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