11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto

— 2 nights
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Gion. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker site.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in April, expect nights in Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Ishigaki

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri): stroll around Banna Park, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then explore and take pictures at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki tour planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, then stroll through Toguchi no Hama, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally stroll through Sunayama Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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 9th (Tue): take a stroll through Odaiba District and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.