9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Ginza, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple. On your second day here, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, then get a taste of the local shopping with Minato Mirai 21, and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Tokyo is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in February; daily highs in Tokyo reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

3
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.
Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

Discover how to plan a Ishigaki trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, Ishigaki is warmer than Kyoto - with highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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 28th (Fri): get outside with Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima holiday maker site .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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