11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at 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: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and then wander the streets of Gion.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then walk around Banna Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and finally walk around Kabira Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima route maker .

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Kurima Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then make a trip to East Henna Cape, and then snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

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