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, thenwalk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho itinerary planner.

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

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In May in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taketomi-jima trip maker tool.

Getting from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima by ferry takes about an hour. In May in Taketomi-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Taketomi-jima to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Traveling from Taketomi-jima in May, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Meiji Jingu Shrine and Tokyo DisneySea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Central Railway Station, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation builder site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to 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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