13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
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Nikko
— 1 night

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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 Aragusuku Beach and Shimojiiima Island. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, indulge your taste buds at Wide Market, and head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima road trip website.

Seattle, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Seattle to Miyakojima. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miyakojima, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Yurateiku Market, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 24th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary website.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. October in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine. Keep things going the next day: stop by Michi-no-Eki Takachiho, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka, then admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Iriomote-jima to Takachiho-cho takes 10.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iriomote-jima in October: high temperatures in Takachiho-cho hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls and then explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Senjogahara Field, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip tool.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Nikko by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in October, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

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