8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 day
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights

1
day
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 11th (Thu), wander the streets of Ueno District, browse the different shops at TOKYO Solamachi, and then get outside with Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo visit planning website.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
TOKYO Solamachi ©
TOKYO Solamachi

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sawada no hama Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Cape Funausagibanata Observatory Facility, and finally snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Shigira Beach, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima tour planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in July since evenings lows in Miyakojima dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Shigira Beach ©
Shigira Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach
Ishigakijima Observatory ©
Ishigakijima Observatory

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 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, visit Minami (Namba), examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, shop like a local with Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Omimaiko Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurama, then take a stroll through Gion, and finally stop by Pontocho District.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Ishigaki in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Omimaiko Beach
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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