11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
4
Taketomi-jima
— Few hours
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

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New Delhi, India to Motobu-cho is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Motobu-cho, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Motobu-cho hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

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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 22nd (Mon): get outside with Aragusuku Beach and then head outdoors with Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planning app.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima in 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

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

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 24th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki online visit planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

few
hours
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taketomi-jima trip maker site.

Getting from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima by ferry takes about an hour. May in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Gion, thendon't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taketomi-jima to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Traveling from Taketomi-jima in May, things will get little chillier in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Bring the kids along to Meiji Jingu Shrine and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday builder site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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