7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Tokyo

1
day
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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tokyo. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Chion-in Temple. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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 28th (Mon): head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Miyakojima online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get outside with Kondoi Beach, get outside with Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki planning app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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