9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker website.

Taipei, Taiwan to Tokyo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Taipei in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 6th (Tue): head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement. On the next day, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in November, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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 8th (Thu): snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and finally make a trip to East Henna Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach and then don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

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