10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
4
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ise
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

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 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima planner .

Sydney, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Miyakojima to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online trip builder .

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

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night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, then admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine. On your second day here, make a trip to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then see the interesting displays at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Iriomote-jima to Nachikatsura-cho. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in February, things will get much colder in Nachikatsura-cho: highs are around 12°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shingu, Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, Hashigui Rock
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toba Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ise trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in February, expect nights in Ise to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Toba Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

3
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, then wander the streets of Hakuba, then get outside with Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kurobe Dam, then take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, then head outdoors with Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihiro Art Museum Azumino.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura trip website .

You can drive from Ise to Hakuba-mura in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ise in February: high temperatures in Hakuba-mura hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Kurobe Dam, Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino

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