29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Nanjo
— 1 night
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
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Ibusuki
— 1 night
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Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
9
Nozawaonsen-mura
— 2 nights
10
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
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Ise
— 2 nights

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Nishihenna Cape. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Miyakojima, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Miyakojima is warmer than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nishihenna Cape ©
Nishihenna Cape

5
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River and Nosoko Mape. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Tumal Beach, Ubutaki Lookouts, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, don't miss a visit to Cape Ongazaki, and take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip website.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ida no Hama Beach and Barasu Island. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

1
night
Nanjo

Nanjo ©
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): go for a walk through Cape Chinen Park, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nanjo road trip planning website.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Nanjo by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Nanjo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:
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Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Cape Chinen Park ©
Cape Chinen Park
The Tower of Himeyuri ©
The Tower of Himeyuri

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Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, then head outdoors with Kouri Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Okuma Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho route planner.

You can drive from Nanjo to Motobu-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nanjo in March, Motobu-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taikoiwa and Seibu Trail. There's much more to do: make a trip to Diosugi, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land, take in the pleasant sights at Gejibe no Sato, and take a peaceful walk through Shakunagenomori Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in March, expect Yakushima-cho to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail

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Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 20th (Sat), head off the coast to Chiringashima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawakami Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, then get great views at Cape Nagasakibana, then cruise along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibusuki holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Yakushima-cho to Ibusuki in 3 hours. When traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, plan for little chillier days in Ibusuki, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Nature · Parks · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake
Chiringashima ©
Chiringashima
Cape Nagasakibana ©
Cape Nagasakibana

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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 21st (Sun): go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Manai Falls. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs, then get outside with Kusasenrigahama, then stroll through Daikanbo, and finally boost your wellbeing at Kurokawa Onsen.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho vacation builder app.

Drive from Ibusuki to Takachiho-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ibusuki in March, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Takachiho-cho. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Kunimigaoka ©
Kunimigaoka

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Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganshoin Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hokusai-kan, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally get outside with Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ichinose Family Ski Resort and then fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nozawaonsen-mura day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Takachiho-cho to Nozawaonsen-mura. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Takachiho-cho in March, with highs in Nozawaonsen-mura at 50°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hokusai-kan ©
Hokusai-kan
Thermal Spas

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll around Nachi Highland Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Kushimoto Marine Park Undersea Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Hashigui Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha Oshimboku Nagi.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nozawaonsen-mura to Nachikatsura-cho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in March, expect Nachikatsura-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, then make a trip to Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku. Here are some ideas for day two: get around town with Premium Express Shimakaze, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meotoiwa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ise route planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March: highs in Ise hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Futami Okitama Shrine ©
Futami Okitama Shrine

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