10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hays
Fly:  33​h
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Hays

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 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki day trip site .

Hays, USA to Ishigaki is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Hays to Ishigaki. When traveling from Hays in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ishigaki, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip builder tool .

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Toji and Nijo Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tofuku-ji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and then examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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