8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 day
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Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
4
Shari-cho
— 1 day
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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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 24th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then get outside with Kondoi Beach.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip website.

Amritsar, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Amritsar in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Ishigaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time 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
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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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 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Kyoto visit planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in October: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

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

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, then take a stroll through Utoro Onsen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Shari-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, Shari-cho is little chillier than Kyoto - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Spas
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen

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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 29th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planner.

Fly from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shari-cho in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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