9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights

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day
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 18th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Miyajima and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hatsukaichi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hatsukaichi due to the time zone difference. In December, Hatsukaichi is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then stop by Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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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 21st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Ginza, then explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, then wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 23rd (Sun), get outside with Painagama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, then contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond, and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Miyakojima by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Miyakojima are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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