22 days in Japan & Jeju Itinerary

22 days in Japan & Jeju Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Onna-son, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Takachiho-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Jeju, South Korea
— 7 nights

3
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Get some historical perspective at Island Countryside Settlement and Tojinbaka. Get outdoors at Kondoi Beach and Nosoko Mape. Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Kohama-jima to see Hairumubushi Beach about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get outside with Maezato Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in March: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 26°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hairumubushi Beach, Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Take a break from the city and head to Ida no Hama Beach and Nakama-river Protected Region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iriomote Island and Todomari Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, and steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get a sense of the local culture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Ninto zeiseki. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Nakasone Toyumya Tomb. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

3
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Kouri Beach. Visiting Busena Beach and Manza Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, explore the striking landscape at Tobera Rock, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll through Cape Manzamo.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, Onna-son is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Busena Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Parasailing & Paragliding
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach

2
nights
Takachiho-cho, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden, steep yourself in history at Kushifuru Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary site.

Getting from Onna-son to Takachiho-cho by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Onna-son in April; daily highs in Takachiho-cho reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

7
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Head to Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Center and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinemafor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Hello Kitty Island. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Samseonghyeol, wander the streets of Black Pork Street, get engrossed in the history at Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju route app.

Explore your travel options from Takachiho-cho to Jeju with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Jeju April 3rd Peace Park ©
Jeju April 3rd Peace Park
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Black Pork Street ©
Black Pork Street

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