9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

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World heritage site
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden, and finally head outdoors with Sunayama Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online tour planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect Miyakojima to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Yabiji
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Bridge
Irabu Ohashi
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and stroll around Kabira Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ishigaki online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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