11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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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 Nijo Castle for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, visit Gion, and contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Kyoto, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Ishigaki.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki online attractions planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in April: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Miyakojima.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Japan travel guide

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.