19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
4
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
5
Takayama
— 2 nights

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Relax by the water at Aragusuku Beach and Sunayama Beach. Popular historic sites such as Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Tomori no Amai are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima vacation builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Miyakojima is an approximately 22-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Miyakojima. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Miyakojima, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get in touch with nature at Iriomote Island and Ida no Hama Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Pinaisara Falls and Residence of Niimori. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. In July in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nakamoto Beach and Yonehara Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Iko Pier. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Takachiho Shrine and Amano Yasugawara make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Kusasenrigahama and Manai Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura) and Daikanbo (in Aso). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and get impressive views of Mt. Aso.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho road trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Takachiho-cho in 7.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Takachiho-cho when traveling from Ishigaki in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Mt. Aso, Shirakawa Springs
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wada House, get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, thensteep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enkoji Temple, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanda house.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Takayama driving holiday planner.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Takayama by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Hida
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

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