16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15 h
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll explore and learn at MInsah Kogei Museum and Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Island Countryside Settlement and Misaki Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakamoto Beach (in Kuro-shima) and Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach & Hairumubushi Beach). There's still lots to do: get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, stop by Yurateiku Market, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online visit planner.

Mumbai, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Ishigaki to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Nakamoto Beach, Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunayama Beach and Miyakojima City Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Underground Dam Museum and Miyako Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. December in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

4
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Oharai-machi, &more), Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple.

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

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in December, you will find days in Kyoto are little chillier (13°C), and nights are colder (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ise, Koyasan Okunoin, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Dotombori District
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ueno District and Samukawa Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at University of Tokyo and Senso-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara), Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya) and Kashima Jingu (in Kashima). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, browse the exhibits of Kanda Myojin, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oyama Afuri Shrine, Pola Museum of Art, Samukawa Shrine, Oya History Museum, Kashima Jingu
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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