31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to New Ishigaki Airport, Drive to Hateruma-jima
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Drive to New Ishigaki Airport, Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Onna-son
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Onna-son
— 5 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Kita-Biei
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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rebun-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to Memanbetsu Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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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: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much warmer, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, take in the waterfront activity at Uehara, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and finally go deep underground at Utara Tanko.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. August in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, get outside with Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. In August in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

1
night
Hateruma-jima

On the 12th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Haterum Island Starlight Tower, make a trip to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach, and finally make a trip to Hateruma Post Office.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hateruma-jima trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

5
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Motobu-cho (Tropical Dream Center, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more), Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son) and Shurijo Castle (in Naha). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Onna-son. In August, daytime highs in Onna-son are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), stop by Sugisho, don't miss a visit to Diosugi, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, make a trip to Taikoiwa, then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kigensugi Cedar and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Spas · Nature · Baths

3
nights
Biei-cho

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biei-cho: Nakafurano-cho (Tomita Melon House, Farm Tomita, &more), Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake, Asahidake Ropeway, &more) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, make a trip to Roller Coaster Road, and admire the natural beauty at Zerubunoka Atomunooka.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Biei-cho online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Biei-cho in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in August, with highs in Biei-cho at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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nights
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ogon Misaki, make a trip to Cape Kamui, then make a trip to Cape Shakotan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Misaki no Yu Shakotan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide, then take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shakotan-cho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Shakotan-cho in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shakotan-cho when traveling from Biei-cho in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Rebun-cho

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Takayama Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Rebun Island, stop by Shima no Hito Rebun Island Honten, get great views at Sukoton Cape, then make a trip to Sky cape, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Gorota. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Kafuka Port Ferry Terminal, then take in panoramic vistas at Momoiwa Observation Deck, and then make a trip to Kita no Canaria Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rebun-cho journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Rebun-cho takes 9.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shakotan-cho in August since evenings lows in Rebun-cho dip to 22°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks · Nature · Shopping

3
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Shari-cho

Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
When in Shari-cho, make a side trip to see Shiretoko Highway in Rausu-cho, approximately Rausu-cho away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip planning site.

Getting from Rebun-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
nights
Teshikaga-cho

A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu First Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, and finally take in the natural beauty of Lake Kussharo Sand Bath.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho road trip planning website.

Drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Teshikaga-cho can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

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.