10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sukuji Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, and then stroll through Kondoi Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki online trip maker .

New Delhi, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Ishigaki. Traveling from New Delhi in September, you will find days in Ishigaki are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in September, with highs in Hiroshima at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Todai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Gion, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba and Ginza. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning site .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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