12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
4
Matsue
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

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New Delhi, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Ishigaki. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in January since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
We've included these beaches for you: Aragusuku Beach and Sunayama Beach. Visiting Toguchi no Hama and Kouri Island will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima day trip app .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Shimojiiima Island ©
Shimojiiima Island

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nakijin Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Kouri-jima Island (in Nakijin-son), Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son online travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Onna-son, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Sefa-Utaki, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Onna Station Nakayukui Market ©
Onna Station Nakayukui Market
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM ©
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Rihaku Shuzo, browse the exhibits of Adachi Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamosu Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Former Taisha Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hinomisaki Shrine, then visit a coastal fixture at Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, and finally take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Matsue trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Onna-son to Matsue in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in February, you will find days in Matsue are colder (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Matsue

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Izumo, Adachi Museum of Art
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Kamosu Shrine ©
Kamosu Shrine
Hinomisaki Shrine ©
Hinomisaki Shrine
Shimane Art Museum ©
Shimane Art Museum

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