11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Hatsukaichi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hatsukaichi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Hatsukaichi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Jishu Shrine
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Odaiba and Akihabara. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take a memorable drive along Nagurao Bridge, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then stroll through Fusaki Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki tour site .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in April; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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