12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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 12th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki journey app .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

2
nights
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 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then make a trip to East Henna Cape.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online route planner .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. In June in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Odaiba and Tokyo National Museum. Sensō-ji and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck, and wander the streets of Ginza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in June, with highs in Tokyo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

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

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Motosuko Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Narusawa Ice Cave, then admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and finally go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planning site .

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Narusawa Ice Cave
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Motosuko Lake ©
Motosuko Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route app .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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