15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Miyakojima — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kids will enjoy Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Sawada no hama Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Miyakojima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Miyakojima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Haemida Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Mariudo Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally head off the coast to Barasu Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Hateruma-jima — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pemuchi Beach, then head outdoors with Nishihama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Coral Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hateruma-jima tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Iriomote-jima to Hateruma-jima. In October, daytime highs in Hateruma-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ishigaki — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kabira Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, walk around Banna Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Ishigaki. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Motobu-cho — 3 nights

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Okuma Beach and Kouri Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Emerald Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Motobu-cho: Daisekirinzan (in Kunigami-son) and Onna-son (Manza Beach & Blue Cave). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Naha.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Naha — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Naha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Naha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites
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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.