8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get some cultural insight at Sefa-Utaki and Nakijin Castle Ruins. Step off the beaten path and head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Emerald Beach (in Motobu-cho) and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Onna-son is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Onna-son reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

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A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then make a trip to East Henna Cape.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites


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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.
On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and then stop by Yurateiku Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip


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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.
On the 31st (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Spas
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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.