15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Onna-son
— 3 nights
2
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
3
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Minnajima Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman), Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Bise no Fukugi Tree Road). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Onna-son road trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Onna-son is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Onna-son, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Onna-son hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, hike along Seibu Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Sempiro Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Yakushima-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, thentake in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, thengo for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka, and then admire the sheer force of Manai Falls.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shirakawa Springs
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Kunimigaoka ©
Kunimigaoka

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 22nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, thensnap pictures at Kurima Bridge, thenkick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Irabu Ohashi. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, thensnap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yabiji.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Takachiho-cho to Miyakojima takes 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Takachiho-cho in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thenkick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. In May in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kondoi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Yonehara Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Banna Park, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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