9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katsuren Castle Ruins and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Blue Cave (in Onna-son), Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and Zakimi Castle Ruins (in Yomitan-son). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Naha sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Naha is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in March: highs in Naha hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima itinerary planner.

You can fly from Naha to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. March in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 17th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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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 18th (Fri), see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Yurateiku Market and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.