11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Iwami-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Ginza ©
Ginza

1
night
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Higashihama Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, then enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and finally kick back and relax at Uradome Coast.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Iwami-cho sightseeing tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Iwami-cho. In August in Iwami-cho, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Uradome Coast ©
Uradome Coast

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and then take a stroll through Dotonbori. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Gion and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planning site .

Drive from Iwami-cho to Osaka in 3 hours. Traveling from Iwami-cho in August, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Gion
Gion

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Nagurao Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get outside with Sukuji Beach, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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

Getting from Osaka to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planner .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. August in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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