10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
1
Onna-son
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 1 day
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 15 min
3
Takachiho-cho
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  7 h
4
Ishigaki
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h
5
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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day
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 9th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Onna-son road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Onna-son is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Onna-son, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Yakusugi Land.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho online holiday planner.

You can 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, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, train, ferry, and taxi. In April in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho travel planner.

You can 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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April since evenings lows in Takachiho-cho dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

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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 12th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, then head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Takachiho-cho to Ishigaki in 7 hours. In April, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Takachiho-cho - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Nakanokamishima Higashinone, then identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, then identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima attractions tool.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In April in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 15th (Mon), head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then get outside with Sea Sky Hakuai, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

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