12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Iwami-cho
— 1 day
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Shimoda
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Sukuji Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, thenglide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, thenHead underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ishigaki itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Ishigaki. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) 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 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Nagamahama Beach Coast, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, thenkick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip maker app.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

1
day
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, thenkick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and finally head outdoors with Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iwami-cho route app.

Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Iwami-cho with the Route module. In June, Iwami-cho is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches ©
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenshop like a local with Nishijin Textile Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stop by Kyo no Takumi, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Iwami-cho to Kyoto by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Iwami-cho, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Shimoda.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Inatori Ukiuki Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Beach, thenget outside with Tatadohama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iritahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get outside with Kisami Ohama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Okuiro Beach, kick back and relax at Futo Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Otago Beach, and finally get outside with Iwachi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimoda trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Shimoda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shimoda: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shimoda

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nishiizu-cho, Inatori Ukiuki Beach, Okuiro Beach, Iwachi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
Futo Beach ©
Futo Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ginza. There's still lots to do: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, stop by Asakusa, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route maker.

You can drive from Shimoda to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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