8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

Plan my day in Kyoto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Toronto, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Kyoto is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in May, Miyakojima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, thenstroll around Banna Park, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and then take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo travel site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. In May, Tokyo is little chillier than Ishigaki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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