12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Ise
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, thenwalk around Banna Park, thenkick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and finally stop by Yurateiku Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get a bit cooler in Ishigaki: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the views from Kurima Bridge, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, indulge your taste buds at Wide Market, thenget outside with Toguchi no Hama, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visit Katsuren Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Himeyuri Peace Museum and Cape Chinen Park. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park), Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum (in Naha) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, don't miss a visit to Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Onna-son route builder.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Onna-son, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Itoman, Nanjo, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Himeyuri Peace Museum ©
Himeyuri Peace Museum
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, thentake an in-depth tour of Sengukan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ise trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Ise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Onna-son in March, with highs in Ise at 13°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Katsuura Nigiwai Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, thenadmire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ise to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in March, expect nights in Nachikatsura-cho to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ainokura Gassho Community and Kanda house. Museum-lovers will appreciate Takayama Showa Museum and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Takayama (Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, Higashiyama Walking Course, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Gokayama, get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online attractions planner.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March: high temperatures in Kanazawa hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
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Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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