11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Onna-son
— 2 nights
4
Zamami-son
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, get outside with Sukuji Beach, thenexplore the activities along Kabira Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, thenhead outdoors with Maezato Beach, thenhead outdoors with Shiraho Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in May: highs in Ishigaki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, thenkick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima vacation planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Minna Beach, get outside with Anchihama, thenkick back and relax at Imadomari Beach, thenhead outdoors with Akabaka Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yonamine Nagahama Beach. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Diamond Beach, thenkick back and relax at Kise Beach, thenkick back and relax at Nago citizen Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Manzamo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son planning tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Onna-son by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Onna-son. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nago, Nakijin-son
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Minna Beach ©
Minna Beach

1
night
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): head outdoors with Furuzamami Beach, get outside with Gahijima Sand Dune, enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kushibaru Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zamami-son online trip planner.

Getting from Onna-son to Zamami-son by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami 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.
On the 29th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, make a trip to Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenlook for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip website.

Explore your travel options from Zamami-son to Kyoto with the Route module. Traveling from Zamami-son in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 31st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thenadmire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, thentake a stroll through Ginza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): get outside with Kimono Me, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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