17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 Kondoi Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonehara Beach and Nakamoto Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, make a trip to Euglena Mall, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki vacation maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: highs in Ishigaki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Barasu Island. Take a break from the city and head to Hoshisuna Beach and Pinaisara Falls. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Nakanokamishima Higashinone, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

4
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aragusuku Beach and Painagama Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Sawada no hama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip website.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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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Scuba & Snorkeling
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Nirai Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bise no Warumi, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, thenkick back and relax at Kouri Beach, and finally head outdoors with Manza Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son online road trip planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Onna-son. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Bise no Warumi, Nirai Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Manza Beach ©
Manza 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), admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, trek along Seibu Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Sempiro Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yakusugi Land.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yakushima-cho using our trip planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
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Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, thentake in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Takachiho-cho. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

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

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