8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Kodai-ji Temple and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Minami (Namba) (in Namba), Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get outside with Sunayama Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thenhead off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally take in the views from Irabu Ohashi.

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You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in December, you will find days in Miyakojima are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima online visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. December in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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.
On the 19th (Sat), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kondoi Beach, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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