13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Onna-son
— 3 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kondoi Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Do some cultural sightseeing at Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, walk around Kabira Park, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Ishigaki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Ishigaki is 15 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, thenadmire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, thenadmire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Busena Beach. Katsuren Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Bise no Fukugi Tree Road) and Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and head outdoors with Kouri Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son takes 6 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in March, Onna-son is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Busena Beach, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Ikema-jima Island. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip website.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miyakojima, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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