17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Nago
— 2 nights
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Chatan-cho
— 2 nights
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Okinawa City
— 2 nights
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Nanjo
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, then make a trip to Nagurao Bridge, then explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, get outside with Sunset Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, and finally hike along Nosoko Forest Road.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip website.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. In September, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
Yonehara Beach
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Island Countryside Settlement
4.7
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Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, enjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, and finally head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Haemida Beach, then steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Nago.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Wildlife Area
Funauki Village
4.9

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Nago

Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Tokei Beach, get outside with Bisezaki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Minna Beach, then head outdoors with Anchihama, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, then see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum, then head outdoors with Gorilla Chop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Busena Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nago driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Nago takes 7.5 hours. In October in Nago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chatan-cho.

Things to do in Nago

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9
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World heritage site
Nakijin Castle Ruins
4.2
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Outdoor Activity
Bisezaki
4.5

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Chatan-cho

Chatan-cho ©
Known for its American military bases, Chatan-cho has lacked the tourism appeal of other towns on the island, yet offers a pleasant beach getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sunabe No.1, head outdoors with Miyagi Coast, then examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, then make a trip to Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okinawa Naritasan Fukusen-ji Temple. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Uminchu Wharf, stop by Akara Gallery, explore the world behind art at Bokunen Museum, then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, and finally make a trip to American Village.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chatan-cho travel planner.

Getting from Nago to Chatan-cho by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chatan-cho are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Chatan-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Beach
Sunset Beach
3.2

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Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Awase Shrine, examine the collection at Okinawa City Local Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Post-War Cultural Material Museum Histreet, then examine the collection at Okinawa City Music Museum Ongakumura, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Arcade. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Site of Chibana Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Southeast Botanical Gardens, get outside with Moon Beach, then examine the collection at Onnason Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, and finally make a trip to Cape Maeda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Okinawa City road trip tool.

Okinawa City is very close to Chatan-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Nanjo.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Onnason Museum
3.9
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Landmark
Cape Maeda
4.2

3
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Nanjo

Nanjo ©
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangui, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyakuna Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ojima Coast, then see the interesting displays at Haebaru Town Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Clara Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): get your game on at Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, steep yourself in history at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, then steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri, and finally examine the collection at Okinawa Peace Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nanjo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Okinawa City to Nanjo by car takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Nanjo

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
4.3
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Historic Site
The Tower of Himeyuri
4.3

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Naha

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ama Beach and Aka Beach. Let the collections at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Okinawa Prefectural Archives capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Nagannu Island (in Tokashiki-son) and Zamami-son (Hizushi Beach & Kushibaru Beach). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Prefectural Archaeological Center.

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Naha is just a stone's throw from Nanjo. In October, daytime highs in Naha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Must see
Shurijo Castle
4.1
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Beach
Ama Beach
4.5

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