12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kaunas
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
4
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samurai Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

Plan my day in Tokyo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaunas to Tokyo is 7 hours. Traveling from Kaunas in August, expect nights in Tokyo to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera 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.
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks 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): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Banna Park, thenget outside with Kondoi Beach, and then visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get outside with Yonehara Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In August in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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