6 days in Japan Itinerary
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Taipei
Sun, Jan 1 - Fri, Jan 6
Ishigaki — 1 day
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 1st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, stroll around Kabira Park, then stroll around Banna Park, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip app.
Taipei, Taiwan to Ishigaki is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Ishigaki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Miyakojima.
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Miyakojima — 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head off the coast to Kouri Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then stroll around Imugya Marine Garden, and finally take in the views from Kurima Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Makiyama Observatory, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Shimojishima Island, then kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, and finally get outside with Sunayama Beach.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Miyakojima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.
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Onna-son — 3 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 Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Nakijin Castle Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Nanjo (Valley of Gangala, Sefa Utaki, &more), Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Onna-son road trip app.
You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 4 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in January, plan for little chillier nights in Onna-son, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Japan travel guide
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.