19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
3
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
4
Toyooka
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima road trip planner.

Tokyo to Miyakojima is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Miyakojima are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Kondoi Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

Plan trip to Ishigaki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. November in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oka Castle Ruins and Amanomanai. Popular historic sites such as Tsujunkyo Bridge and Amano Yasugawara are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takachiho-cho: Aso (Kusasenrigahama & Daikanbo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho by flight takes about 7.5 hours. When traveling from Ishigaki in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Takachiho-cho, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aso, Tsujunkyo Bridge, Oka Castle Ruins, Mt. Aso
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Oka Castle Ruins ©
Oka Castle Ruins
Tsujunkyo Bridge ©
Tsujunkyo Bridge
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

3
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Arayu and Street of Kinosaki Onsen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakuto Shrine and Genbudo Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Ine no Funaya (in Ine-cho), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Takeda Castle Ruins (in Asago). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toyooka travel route tool.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Toyooka by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Toyooka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tottori, Ine no Funaya, Amanohashidate, Arayu, Takeda Castle Ruins
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Arayu ©
Arayu
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Koyasan Danjo Garan and Sarutahiko Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple and Koyasan Okunoin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Oharai-machi), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Kofuku-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning website.

Getting from Toyooka to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Koya-cho, Nara, Hikone Castle, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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