9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 45​min
2
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manama

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 9th (Sat): get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nei Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Ishigaki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Manama to Ishigaki. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

2
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, then look for gifts at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mashike Itsukushima Shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hatsukaichi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hatsukaichi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Ishigaki in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Hatsukaichi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mashike Itsukushima Shrine
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maiko Antiques Kyoto.

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Take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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nights
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 15th (Fri): stop by Kimono Me, take a stroll through Asakusa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and finally take a stroll through Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tokyo Tower and then wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo route maker site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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