11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Kyoto
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Nanjo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Joplin

1
night
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 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online sightseeing planner .

Joplin, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Joplin to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Joplin in June: highs in Kyoto hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Toji ©
Toji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Nanjo

With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Cave will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Nirai Beach. Step out of Nanjo to go to Nago and see Michi-no-Eki Kyoda Yanbaru Local Products Center, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and browse the different shops at Ashibina Outlet Mall.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nanjo tour planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kyoto to Nanjo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in June since evenings lows in Nanjo dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Nanjo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Itoman, Nirai Beach, Michi-no-Eki Kyoda Yambaru Local Products Center, Ashibina Outlet Mall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 26th (Tue), head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Funauki Village. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Taketomicho Iriomote-jima day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Nanjo to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima in 3.5 hours. In June in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

1
night
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), examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Taketomicho Iriomote-jima to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Taketomicho Iriomote-jima in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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