17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 8 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Nakamoto Beach and Nishinohama will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hairumubushi Beach and Barasu Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach, Tumal Beach, &more), Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach, Miyazato Beach, &more) and Iriomote-jima (Kayaking & Canoeing, Kanpiree Waterfall, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, and get outside with Aiyaruhama Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Ishigaki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ishigaki is 9 hours. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Island Countryside Settlement
4.7

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 8th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, then delve into the distant past at Ninto zeiseki, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, step off the mainland to explore Ogami Island, contemplate the long history of Uibya Mountain Site, get outside with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, then get outside with Sea Sky Hakuai, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima visit planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Must see
Yabiji
4.8

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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 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Honen-in, contemplate the long history of Yasakanoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unryuin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinnyodo Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosenin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jingoji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in October, with highs in Kyoto at 27°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Honen-in
4.2
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Religious Site
Shinnyodo Temple
4.6
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Religious Site
Unryuin
4.8

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