7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  19​h
End: Karachi

1
day
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 29th (Mon): make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel planning app .

Karachi, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Karachi to Tokyo. In April, Tokyo is much colder than Karachi - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, then make a trip to East Henna Cape, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima vacation planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Miyakojima by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, tram, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Kyoto in May, Miyakojima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Bridge ©
Irabu Bridge
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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