14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h
1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Yabiji and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, get outside with Toguchi no Hama, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Miyakojima, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 83°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

2
nights
Ishigaki

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.
On the 11th (Mon), head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, then browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and then get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Onna-son vacation maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son. In October, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotonbori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Koyasan Okunoin. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in October, expect Osaka to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koyasan Okunoin
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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