8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nakijin-son
— 1 day
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 1 night

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Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park and then make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nakijin-son day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Nakijin-son is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Nakijin-son is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Nakijin-son to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
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Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

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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 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Nakijin-son to Miyakojima in 6 hours. Traveling from Nakijin-son in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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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 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki. On your second day here, get outside with Kaiji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara 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 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in January, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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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