9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Onna-son
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach and then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima road trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Miyakojima is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Miyakojima. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get a bit cooler in Miyakojima: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

1
night
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 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kondoi Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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.
Kodai-ji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Toji and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Ishigaki, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
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 18th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son road trip planning website .

You can fly from Kyoto to Onna-son in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in April; daily highs in Onna-son reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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