11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Onna-son
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Manama

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Yonehara Beach. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, stroll around Banna Park, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder tool .

Manama, Bahrain to Ishigaki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Manama in October, with highs in Ishigaki at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 20th (Sun), snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then browse the fresh offerings at Wide Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima route website .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In October in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 22nd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and then steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Miyakojima to Onna-son by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Onna-son, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple. Tofuku-ji Temple and Hikone Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Byodoin (in Uji), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto attractions site .

Fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, Kyoto is little chillier than Onna-son - with highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kofuku-ji Temple, Hikone Castle, Byodoin, Amanohashidate
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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