16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, make a trip to East Henna Cape, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima online trip maker.

Milan, Italy to Miyakojima is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Milan to Miyakojima. Traveling from Milan in August, Miyakojima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Nei Museum of Art, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally stop by Yurateiku Market.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima day trip site.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Onna-son trip builder app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Discover out-of-the-way places like Asahiyaki and Horando, Togetsukyo Honten. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Dotombori to see Dotombori District about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Asahiyaki
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. And it doesn't end there: visit Odaiba District, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, take a stroll through Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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