12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

1
night
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 21st (Fri): head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, thenkick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Ishigaki to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kodai-ji Temple and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto holiday app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in May, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo National Museum and Nezu Museum will thrill your kids. Visit Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker app.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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