11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
3
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Sydney

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hatsukaichi is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Sydney to Hatsukaichi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Hatsukaichi to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Miyajima
Miyajima

1
night
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 16th (Sat), get outside with Yonehara Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Hatsukaichi in March, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Take a break from the city and head to Pinaisara Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ida no Hama Beach and Funauki Village. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima route planning app.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. March in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shimojiiima Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Kurima Bridge, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave, and kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip site.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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