8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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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 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Izmir to Tokyo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Izmir in October, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and then take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Neighborhood
Gion
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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 30th (Fri): see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, walk around Kabira Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki driving holiday planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Bridge
Irabu Ohashi
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