11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 1 night
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, explore the activities along Toriike Pond, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally get outside with Sunayama Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima road trip website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Miyakojima is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in December; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 25°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Yurateiku Market, then head outdoors with Kaiji Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. December in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tofuku-ji Temple and Toji. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Kyoto by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ishigaki in December: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Ginza. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Ikspiari about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Omotesando, and stop by Asakusa.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Ikspiari
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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