17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima route planner .

Bengaluru, India to Miyakojima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Miyakojima is 3 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get a bit cooler in Miyakojima: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yonehara Beach and Fusaki Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Shiraho Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sukuji Bathing Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

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

2
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Aharen Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach, and then stroll through Gahijima Sand Dune. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ama Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zamami-son holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Zamami-son with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Zamami-son can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Aharen Beach
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nara Park and Universal Studios Japan. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Dotonbori. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Kyoto. Traveling from Zamami-son in April, expect Kyoto to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Senso-ji Temple. Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 29th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip website .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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