19 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

19 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki, Japan
— 6 nights
2
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 10 nights
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night

6
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonehara Beach and Maezato Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Island Countryside Settlement and Torinji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Ishinagata Beach, Kohamajima Country Club, &more) and Kuro-shima (Nishinohama, Nakamoto Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, get outside with Sukuji Beach, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip site.

Vancouver, Canada to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Ishigaki, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Kuro-shima, Taketomi-jima
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

10
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoshisuna Beach and Iriomote Island. Visiting Pinaisara Falls and Barasu Island will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and get outside with Nakano Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In August in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

1
night
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple, contemplate the long history of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei route planner.

Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Taipei with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Iriomote-jima to Taipei due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites
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Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

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