11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kyoto

— 2 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

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Austin, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Kyoto, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kyoto, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Ishigaki

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

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You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In July in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Motobu-cho

— 2 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On the 17th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Minnajima Island. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Beach, and then head outdoors with Bisezaki.

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Getting from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. July in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Akihabara has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of Akihabara and then discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Motobu-cho in July, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.