16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Nikko
— 1 night

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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 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Aiyaruhama Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach. On the next day, take a tour by water with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and then steep yourself in history at Tojinbaka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ishigaki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, expect nights in Ishigaki to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Side Trips

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3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Miyako Shrine. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Painagama Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum, and steep yourself in history at Kurohama Mitake.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. November in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Religious Site
Miyako Shrine
3.8
Reef
Yabiji
4.8
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.9

1
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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokiin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-in Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryusen-in Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fugen-in Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koya-cho online journey planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Koya-cho by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in November, expect Koya-cho to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

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Must see
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6
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Religious Site
Jokiin
4.6
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Religious Site
Ryusen-in Temple
4.5

5
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Toji. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Daikaku-ji, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online road trip planner.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Koya-cho in November, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Spas

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, then get the adrenaline pumping with Asakusa Samurai Kart, then browse the exhibits of Kanda Myojin, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Toshogu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, make a trip to University of Tokyo, then go for a walk through Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Tree-lined Street, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
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Religious Site
Asakusa Shrine
4.3

1
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Nikko

Nikko
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko trip maker website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for slightly colder days in Nikko, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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