11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Tennoji
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
3
Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + bus:  8​h
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Surabaya

1
day
Tennoji

Tennoji ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mint Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Tennoji road trip app .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Tennoji is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Surabaya to Tennoji due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Surabaya in February: high temperatures in Tennoji hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tennoji

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka

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 28th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take a stroll through Ginza, then explore the activities along Meguro River, and then see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Tennoji to Tokyo. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

1
night
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 2nd (Sat), fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho online journey planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kutchan-cho by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kutchan-cho, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, then take an in-depth tour of Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum, then stop by Ajari Mochi Hompo Mangetsu, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Gion and then see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto sightseeing site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Kyoto in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Kutchan-cho in March, plan for much hotter days in Kyoto, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Nature Parks Museums
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Kamogawa River ©
Kamogawa River
Gion
Gion
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama. On the next day, stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kyoto to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Miyakojima hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Yonehara Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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