15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
4
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Okuma Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park) and Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Onna-son is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Onna-son due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in Onna-son: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Sefa-Utaki, Okuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then stroll around Kabira Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki attractions planner.

Getting from Onna-son to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) 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
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima driving holiday website.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get some cultural insight at Jojakkoji Temple and Hosenin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and Enkō-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotoin, get to know the fascinating history of Nenenokomichi, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei, and steep yourself in history at Honen-in.

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Getting from Miyakojima to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In October, Kyoto is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple ©
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Shinnyodo Temple ©
Shinnyodo Temple

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