19 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

19 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Hualien, Taiwan
— 2 nights
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
6
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights


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Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 8th (Mon), get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast, thenexamine the collection at Yukishio Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, thenkick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima day trip planning tool.

Portland, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Miyakojima, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Miyakojima: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yukishio Museum ©
Yukishio Museum

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Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

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Ishigaki, Japan

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.
On the 12th (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, thenlook for gifts at Yurateiku Market, and then examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki vacation builder.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market

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Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Emerald valley and then do some two-wheel cruising with Uniquefun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Lichuan Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiangde Temple.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien online route builder.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Hualien in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Emerald valley ©
Emerald valley
Xiangde Temple ©
Xiangde Temple

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101 and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yonglian Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei road trip planner.

Getting from Hualien to Taipei by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

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Yakushima-cho, Japan

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and Ruins of Kosugidani Village. Take a break from the city and head to Isso Beach and Tashiro Beach. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine, and take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho tour itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taipei to Yakushima-cho. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Yakushima-cho. Traveling from Taipei in June, things will get slightly colder in Yakushima-cho: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Tachudake ©
Tachudake

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Tenryuji Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho) and Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, Ise Shrine Geku, Dotombori District
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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