16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zamami-son
— 1 night
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to New Tanegashima Airport
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, get outside with Yonehara Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

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Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tragawa Shuzo, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Kurima Bridge, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and finally snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In September in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

3
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Naha

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cape Maeda, &more), Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Apeman Spa) and Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park & Heiwa no Ishiji). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, shop like a local with Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers.

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Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Naha takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Historic Sites · Classes · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Zamami-son

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island, head off the coast to Kerama Islands, enjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach, then kick back and relax at Aka Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Shiro.

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Getting from Naha to Zamami-son by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

2
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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.
Yakushima-cho is known for nature, baths, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, get a new perspective on nature at Yakusugi Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Yakushima-cho. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zamami-son in October, with highs in Yakushima-cho at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

2
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Nagasaki

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Dejima, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

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Fly from Yakushima-cho to Nagasaki in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in October, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Nagasaki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

1
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Fukuoka

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, then go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, then walk around Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

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You can drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.