9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
2
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and then see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho travel tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Motobu-cho is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Jakarta in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Motobu-cho: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Oceanic Culture Museum ©
Oceanic Culture Museum

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Taikoiwa, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Wilson Stump, thenmake a trip to Jōmon Sugi, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gejibe no Sato.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip app.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Motobu-cho in March; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

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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 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, thenmake a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzen-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and finally wander the streets of Pontocho District.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chidorigafuchi and Meguro River. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Mito (Kodokan Park, Semba Boadwalk, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Ueno District, and make a trip to Hozomon.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Kobuntei ©
Kobuntei

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