15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
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Ise
— 1 night
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights

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3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yabiji and Imugya Marine Garden. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nakanoshima Beach and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and get outside with Aragusuku Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Miyakojima. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in May: highs in Miyakojima hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Yabiji
4.8
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
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Scenic Walking Area
Imugya Marine Garden
4.2

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 Island Countryside Settlement and Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nishi Pier and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and stroll around Kabira Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki online visit planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 18th (Tue), go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Iriomote-jima to Takachiho-cho in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in May, expect Takachiho-cho to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Takachiho Shrine
4.4
©
Religious Site
Amano Iwato Shrine
4.4
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Scenic Walking Area
Amano Yasugawara
4.6

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): walk around Shakunagenomori Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, make a trip to Taikoiwa, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

You can plan Yakushima-cho trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Oko no Taki Fall
4.7
©
National Park
Yakusugi Land
4.6

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Toba Aquarium, then make a trip to Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ise trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Ise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in Ise can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Historic Site
Oharai-machi
4.2
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Religious Site
Sarutahiko Shrine
4.3
©
Religious Site
Futami Okitama Shrine
4.1

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nachikatsura-cho sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ise to Nachikatsura-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Hirou Shrine
4.2
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Religious Site
Fudarakusanji Temple
2.8
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Religious Site
Seigantoji Temple
4.4

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