9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  18​h
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Kyoto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Banna Park, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki route tool .

Pune, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Pune to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. In May in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

1
night
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 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour website .

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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day
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 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto visit planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in May; daily highs in Kyoto reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites
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Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple

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night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, explore the galleries of Hida Takayama Retro Museum, stroll around Shiroyama Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garyu Park (Garyu Sakura).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Takayama day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Takayama sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Shiroyama Park ©
Shiroyama Park
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

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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 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, walk around Hama Rikyu Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojoji Temple. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites
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Hama Rikyu Gardens ©
Hama Rikyu Gardens
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple

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