13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Yasaka Shrine and Toji. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

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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 a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are much hotter, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.
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.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, stroll through Kondoi Beach, then stroll around Banna Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

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Getting from Kyoto to Ishigaki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in April, things will get a bit warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Iriomote-jima — 2 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, then kick back and relax at Nakano Beach, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima road trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, and finally make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Odaiba District and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · 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.