14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yabiji and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary builder tool.

Zadar, Croatia to Miyakojima is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zadar to Miyakojima is 8 hours. Traveling from Zadar in May, expect nights in Miyakojima to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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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 out of the city life by going to Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Cape Ongazaki. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, stroll around Banna Park, and don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Cape Maeda, then Head underground at Blue Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nirai Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Onna-son holiday website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Iriomote-jima in May; daily highs in Onna-son reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Nirai Beach
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Cape Maeda ©
Cape Maeda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Shakunagenomori Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, make a trip to Taikoiwa, then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally make a trip to Wilson Stump. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho online journey maker.

Fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Onna-son in June, with highs in Yakushima-cho at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
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.
On the 4th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In June in Takachiho-cho, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
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Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Kunimigaoka ©
Kunimigaoka
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

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