13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Fly:  9 h
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Taipei

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 7th (Wed): stop by Yurateiku Market, head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, thenexplore the activities along Kabira Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nei Museum of Art.

Plan trip to Ishigaki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Taipei, Taiwan to Ishigaki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Ishigaki is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

2
nights
Miyakojima

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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. August in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, head off the coast to Miyajima, thencontemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Let the collections at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara Park (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Dotombori District
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Takeshita Street. You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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