17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toji and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto route builder website.

Dublin, Ireland to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dublin to Kyoto. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Taikoiwa, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and finally kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and then identify plant and animal life at Yakusugi Land.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. September in Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manza Beach and Kouri Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Valley of Gangala. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters (in Tomigusuku), Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, make a trip to Cape Manzamo, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and head outdoors with Bisezaki.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son online visit planner.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nanjo, Itoman, Nakijin-son, Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally stroll around Imugya Marine Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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 24th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Banna Park, then take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip maker.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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