7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 14th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stop by Yurateiku Market, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki journey planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then get outside with Ida no Hama Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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 16th (Mon): head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally get outside with Sunayama Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then wander the streets of Dotonbori, and finally don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Miyakojima in December, you will find days in Kyoto are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are colder (4°C). On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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