14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
4
Onna-son
— 2 nights
5
Osaka
— 4 nights

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
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 Sunayama Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Yabiji and Toguchi no Hama. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Miyakojima. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

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), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, thenget outside with Yonehara Beach, thenenjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. October in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Funauki Village, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
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.
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, thenstop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, thenbrowse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son takes 6 hours. In October in Onna-son, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Katsuren Castle Ruins, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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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 Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Koyasan Okunoin. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, &more). It doesn't end there: stop by Dotombori District.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in October, things will get slightly colder in Osaka: highs are around °F and lows about °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
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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