8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
4
Ishigaki
— 2 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 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Kyoto at 27°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Must see
Nijo Castle
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get outside with Toguchi no Hama, then head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Yabiji
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Aragusuku Beach
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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Pinaisara Falls
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Hoshisuna Beach
4.3

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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 28th (Wed): get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then get outside with Yonehara Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

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Cape Hirakubozaki
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Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach
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