11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
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 25th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ishigaki route planner.

Bengaluru, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Ishigaki is 3 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
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 27th (Sun): take in the views from Kurima Bridge, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

2
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Manai Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs, take in the awesome beauty at Kunimigaoka, and then go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Takachiho-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Miyakojima in October, expect Takachiho-cho to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shirakawa Springs
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Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Hikone Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Ise (Sengukan, Oharai-machi, & more), Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koyasan Okunoin, & more). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Takachiho-cho to Kyoto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Koya-cho, Kofuku-ji Temple, Hikone Castle
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Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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