16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Koajiro Forest and Mt. Kumotori. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ibaraki Nature Museum in Bando, approximately Bando away. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and see the interesting displays at Subway Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, Mt. Kumotori, Ibaraki Nature Museum, Koajiro Forest
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21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT
Subway Museum ©
Subway Museum
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Nagurao Bridge, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, thenmake a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and then look and learn at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. In April, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Tokyo - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Island Countryside Settlement
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step out of the city life by going to Funauki Village and Nara no Taki Falls. Attractions like Kanpiree Waterfall and Wasurenaishi make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Shirahama Port, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Utara Tanko, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakano Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Iriomote-jima using our trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Nature Beaches
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Nakano Beach ©
Nakano Beach
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port

4
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get some historical perspective at Miyako Shrine and Sabautsuga. Take a break from the city and head to Yabiji and Nagamahama Beach Coast. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum, steep yourself in history at Tomori no Amai, and kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Yabiji
Yabiji
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast

1
night
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Onna-son trip planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Onna-son by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Onna-son. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach ©
Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, and then see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Onna-son to Tokyo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Onna-son in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Fukagawa Edo Museum ©
Fukagawa Edo Museum

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