9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Odaiba District, wander the streets of Ginza, thenadmire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Tokyo. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
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.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenwander the streets of Gion, and finally don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, thenmake a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki takes 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in October; daily highs in Ishigaki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thentake in the views from Kurima Bridge, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Yabiji.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima travel planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

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