11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Onna-son
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamahiga Island. Explore hidden gems such as Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son), Motobu-cho (Bisezaki, Okichan Theater, &more) and Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Tomari Iyumachi, contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Marina Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Onna-son is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Onna-son is 17 hours. In August, Onna-son is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Motobu-cho, Itoman, Naha, Uruma
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Barasu Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll around Kabira Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then stop by Yurateiku Market, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally walk around Banna Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the views from Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, make a trip to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, then head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

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