16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee, Florida
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 15​min
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Tallahassee, Florida

2
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 Sunayama Beach and Irabu-jima Island. Bring the kids along to Aragusuku Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, make a trip to East Henna Cape, take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory, and take in the views from Irabu Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning site .

Tallahassee, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Tallahassee to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Tallahassee in March, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. Kids will enjoy Ida no Hama Beach and Funauki Village. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakano Beach, and make a trip to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Iriomote-jima trip simple and quick.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. In March in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kondoi Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in an hour. In March in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ishigaki in March, you will find days in Kyoto are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are cooler (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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