17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  7​h 15​min
6
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nakamoto Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Euglena Mall, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki online trip itinerary maker .

New Delhi, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Ishigaki are cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Nakamoto Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Take a break from the city and head to Pinaisara Falls and Barasu Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kanpiree Waterfall and Mizuochi Falls. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Nakanokamishima Higashinone, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. April in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Yabiji and Sawada no hama Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Painagama Beach and Maja Beach. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Shigira Beach, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, and get outside with Ikizu Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): get outside with Nirai Beach and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Bise no Warumi, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kouri Beach, and finally get outside with Manza Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Onna-son, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Nirai Beach, Bise no Warumi
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Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, then hike along Seibu Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Sempiro Falls and then head outdoors with Yakusugi Land.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, ferry, and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Sempiro Falls ©
Sempiro Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, Takachiho-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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