13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cape Hirakubozaki. There's more to do: walk around Banna Park and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip app .

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ishigaki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Ishigaki at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpirei Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima driving holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Kanpirei Falls ©
Kanpirei Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yukishio Museum and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Toguchi no Hama, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond, and snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. April in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, then steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, then step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and finally steep yourself in history at Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Onna-son, with lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Sefa-Utaki, Okichan Theater
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Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling

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