8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Kyoto, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Kyoto is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in May, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
Kondoi Beach
4.5
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Must see
Yonehara Beach
4.5
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Must see
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 7th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, then make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima road trip site.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Must see
Sunayama Beach
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Must see
Aragusuku Beach
4.5

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