23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Travel:  2 h
2
Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Onna-son
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
6
Hiraizumi-cho
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. We've included these beaches for you: Yonehara Beach and Kaiji Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center & Funauki Village). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, make a trip to Euglena Mall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Ishigaki. When traveling from Jakarta in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Iriomote-jima
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, then head outdoors with Pemuchi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hateruma-jima online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. In October, daily temperatures in Hateruma-jima can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan ©
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aragusuku Beach and Sunayama Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Toguchi no Hama. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Miyakojima with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

4
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manza Beach and Diamond Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sefa-Utaki and Naminoue-gu Shrine are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Daisekirinzan (in Kunigami-son), Emerald Beach (in Motobu-cho) and Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naha, Daisekirinzan, Emerald Beach, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Sefa-Utaki
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yakusugi Land and Jōmon Sugi. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Sandaisugi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ushidokomoisho, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, train, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Onna-son in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yakushima-cho, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiraizumi-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Jōmon Sugi ©
Jōmon Sugi
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

1
day
Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Motsu-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takkoku no Iwaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Konjiki-do, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuson-ji Temple.

Start your trip to Hiraizumi-cho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yakushima-cho to Hiraizumi-cho. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in October, with highs in Hiraizumi-cho at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites
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Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do ©
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do
Takkoku no Iwaya ©
Takkoku no Iwaya

3
nights
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hiraizumi-cho to Kyoto. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hiraizumi-cho in October; daily highs in Kyoto reach 27°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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