12 days in Japan & March Itinerary

12 days in Japan & March Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
5
March, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
Ishigaki, Japan

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 13th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki holiday site.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get slightly colder in Ishigaki: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 14th (Sat), get outside with Sunayama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima tour builder website.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for slightly colder days in Kyoto, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower and then find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to March.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

2
nights
March, United Kingdom

March ©
March is a Fenland market town and civil parish in the Isle of Ely area of Cambridgeshire, England. Family-friendly places like Fossils Galore and Skylark Maize Maze & Funyard will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Rings End Nature Reserve and March and District Museum. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church and pause for some photo ops at March War Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the March trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to March. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to March is minus 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in March

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Rings End Nature Reserve ©
Rings End Nature Reserve
Fossils Galore ©
Fossils Galore
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

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