17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Onna-son
— 3 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visit Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sefa-Utaki for their historical value. Do your shopping at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son), Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman) and St. Clara Church (in Yonabaru-cho). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, and head outdoors with Manza Beach.

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Phoenix, USA to Onna-son is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Onna-son is 16 hours. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Onna-son, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Sefa-Utaki, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
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Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 18th (Wed), head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 6 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in March, Iriomote-jima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 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 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, and finally take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, then examine the collection at Yamato Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Hiroshima, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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Kyoto

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ise Shrine Geku. Step out of Kyoto to go to Himeji and see Himeji Castle, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Asahiyaki, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Asahiyaki, Himeji Castle, 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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