13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
6
Yakushima-cho
— 1 day
+3
Taxi + Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

1
day
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 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online trip maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get little chillier in Ishigaki: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 21st (Sun), head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima vacation builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima road trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji 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: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kyoto: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
day
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, make a trip to Wilson Stump, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

Find out how to plan Yakushima-cho trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Tokyo to Yakushima-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump
Jōmon Sugi ©
Jōmon Sugi

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Misen and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Change things up with a short trip to Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Hiroshima. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Misen, Kintaikyo Bridge
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden
Kintaikyo Bridge ©
Kintaikyo Bridge

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