7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+3
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h
2
Ise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  10​h
End: Boracay

2
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, then step into the grandiose world of Zakimi Castle Ruins, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, then explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son online tour planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Onna-son is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Onna-son. Traveling from Boracay in February, expect Onna-son to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ise.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Zakimi Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ise journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Onna-son to Ise in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Onna-son in February: highs in Ise hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tofuku-ji Temple and Chion-in Temple. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Nara Park in Nara, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto online holiday planner .

Drive from Ise to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ise in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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