17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 8 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights

8
nights
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.
Visiting Nakamoto Beach and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Island Countryside Settlement and Barasu Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Kayaking & Canoeing, Kanpiree Waterfall, &more), Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach, Hairumubushi Beach, &more) and Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach, Miyazato Beach, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, head outdoors with Akashi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fusaki Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Uganzaki Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Ishigaki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ishigaki is 9 hours. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Kohama-jima, Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-jima
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Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 8th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, thendelve into the distant past at Ninto zeiseki, thensee the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, step off the mainland to explore Ogami Island, contemplate the long history of Uibya Mountain Site, get outside with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, thenget outside with Sea Sky Hakuai, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima visit planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Honen-in, contemplate the long history of Yasakanoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unryuin, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinnyodo Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hosenin, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jingoji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in October, with highs in Kyoto at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uji, Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple
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Honen-in ©
Honen-in
Yasakanoto ©
Yasakanoto
Mimurotoji Temple ©
Mimurotoji Temple

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