10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then walk around Banna Park, and then get outside with Kondoi Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Ishigaki is 2 hours. When traveling from Jakarta in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Ishigaki, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Banna Park ©
Banna Park

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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 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Kurima Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Mint Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Osaka day trip app.

Fly from Miyakojima to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in May, with highs in Osaka at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Museums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzen-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, then make a trip to Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the masterpieces at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, then examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Takayama online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Visual Museum, get lost in a book at Sai no Kuni Visual Plaza Video Public Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saifuku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsuzoin Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kawaguchi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kawaguchi takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Museums
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Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Visual Museum ©
Visual Museum
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and then take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Tokyo takes an hour. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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