15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
5
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Kussharo and then take in panoramic vistas at Bihorotoge Lookout. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sakura Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho trip planner .

London, UK to Teshikaga-cho is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Teshikaga-cho dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sakura Falls, Bihorotoge Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Bihorotoge Lookout ©
Bihorotoge Lookout

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Onnebetsu River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Beach, and then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Road to Heaven, then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Misaki.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho day trip planning website .

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Road to Heaven ©
Road to Heaven

1
day
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Cape Shakotan, then stroll through Shimamu Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho sightseeing planning app .

Explore your travel options from Shari-cho to Shakotan-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Shari-cho in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Shakotan-cho, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Aragusuku Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Boraga Limestone Cave and Shimojishima Airport RW17 End. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach.

Plan my day in Miyakojima using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Shakotan-cho to Miyakojima with the Route module. In August, Miyakojima is a bit warmer than Shakotan-cho - with highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Irabu-jima Island ©
Irabu-jima Island

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ida no Hama Beach and Kanpiree Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary site .

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stroll around Kabira Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

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

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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