14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner
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Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Onna-son
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Brisbane

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Miyakojima — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Aragusuku Beach and Yabiji. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island, and don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima day trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Miyakojima is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Miyakojima hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kondoi Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Sukuji Beach, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki online trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 2 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, then step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima holiday builder.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.
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Onna-son — 4 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Minnajima Island and Bisezaki. Venture out of the city with trips to Motobu-cho (Minna Beach, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Blue Cave, kick back and relax at Sun Marina Beach, shop like a local with Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and make a trip to Cape Maeda.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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