16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
4
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Onna-son
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Kumotori and Koajiro Forest. Kids will appreciate attractions like Subway Museum and Ibaraki Nature Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi in Satte, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Newark to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Newark in April, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koajiro Forest, Ibaraki Nature Museum, Mt. Kumotori, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi
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Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan ©
Subway Museum ©
Subway Museum
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, then see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, make 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.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki visit planning app .

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 78°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Funauki Village and Nara no Taki Falls. Wasurenaishi and Residence of Niimori will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, stroll through Nakano Beach, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Utara Tanko.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Yukishio Museum and Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Miyako Shrine and Sabautsuga. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomori Imugya Beach, and contemplate the long history of Tomori no Amai.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima itinerary maker site .

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach and then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Onna-son, with lows of 63°F. 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

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach ©

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, and then examine the collection at Fire Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker .

You can fly from Onna-son to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Onna-son in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish 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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