8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 day
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Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki itinerary site.

Bengaluru, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Ishigaki, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Ishigaki is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Water Body
Kabira Bay
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Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hatsukaichi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in October; daily highs in Hatsukaichi reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Island
Miyajima
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
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Mountain
Mt. Misen
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip app.

Hiroshima is just a stone's throw from Hatsukaichi. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

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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 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): gear up at Fuuka-Kimono, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto visit planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Must see
Nijo Castle
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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 31st (Sat), make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then take a stroll through Ginza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tokyo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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Neighborhood
Ginza
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 1st (Sun), fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route app.

Fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get little chillier in Sapporo: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Ski Area
Okurayama Lookout
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