10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ishigaki tour itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Ishigaki is 2 hours. In December, Ishigaki is little chillier than Jakarta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 16th (Mon), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima online attractions planner .

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. December in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Shimojiiima Island ©
Shimojiiima Island

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tofuku-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto vacation builder site .

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyakojima in December: highs in Kyoto hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Ginza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Takeshita Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and then take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo attractions planning site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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