12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Nishiki Market Shopping District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and stop by Gion.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kyoto is minus 1 hour. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Dotombori District, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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 18th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenhead outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and then stroll around Kabira Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °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

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

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aragusuku Beach and Sunayama Beach. Get outdoors at Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima online holiday planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

3
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 23rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and then steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip tool.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. In October in Onna-son, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping Tours Outdoors

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

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