10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights

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 7th (Mon): visit Ueno District, explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets, stroll through Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), then take a stroll through Ginza, and finally stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Kamakura Hiking Trails, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), then contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kencho-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel app.

Norfolk, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

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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 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba, see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and finally contemplate the long history of Kurima Tomibansho. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally delve into the distant past at Ninto zeiseki.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyakojima vacation builder tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 6 hours. While traveling from Tokyo, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Yabiji
Yabiji
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Chishaku-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in December, you will find days in Kyoto are slightly colder (52°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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