15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Ostrava
Fly:  28​h
1
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Ferry:  4​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 day
+3
Taxi + Fly + Subway + Train:  5​h 15​min
6
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
7
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Ostrava

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima travel planner.

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Miyakojima is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Ostrava to Miyakojima, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ostrava in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Miyakojima: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Kurima Bridge ©
Kurima Bridge

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 18th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima holiday planning app .

Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nishi Pier and Kabira Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Banna Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki day trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoyasu Kawara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai, and finally don't miss a visit to Tochimata Tanada Rice Terrace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In September, Takachiho-cho is little chillier than Ishigaki - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

1
day
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, then make a trip to Wilson Stump, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho by combination of taxi, train, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In September in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump
Jōmon Sugi ©
Jōmon Sugi

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Momijidani Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Shishiiwa Tenbodai, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

Plan trip to Hatsukaichi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hatsukaichi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park
Shishiiwa Tenbodai ©
Shishiiwa Tenbodai

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Lake Rausu. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Teshikaga-cho (Mashu Third Observatory & Lake Mashu). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Misaki, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and head outdoors with Road to Heaven.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shari-cho trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hatsukaichi to Shari-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hatsukaichi in September, expect Shari-cho to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Shiretoko Pass, Lake Rausu
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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