12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
+2
bus + train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
4
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  28​h
End: Kaunas

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Kaunas, Lithuania to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. While traveling from Kaunas, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kyoto to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Banna Park and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Yonehara Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. August in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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