10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Seoul

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima road trip planning site .

Seoul, South Korea to Miyakojima is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seoul in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 31°C in Miyakojima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
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 29th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Yurateiku Market, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki day trip planning site .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Toji and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Chion-in Temple. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotonbori in Osaka--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Ishigaki in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a stroll through Odaiba and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji. On the next day, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, then take a stroll through Ginza, and then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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