8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
4
Hakodate
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Kondoi Beach and then look for gifts at Yurateiku Market. On the next day, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 31°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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

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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 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

Plan trip to Miyakojima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Kyoto, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 17th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally visit Motomachi.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hakodate day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Hakodate takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in November; daily highs in Hakodate reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Takeshita Street, then shop like a local with Ginza, and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

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Fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hakodate in November, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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