11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Kumejima-cho
— 1 night
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Shari-cho
— 1 day
5
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night

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night
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 30th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, then kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, and finally make a trip to Euglena Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Ishigaki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Moscow in December, things will get warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
On the 1st (Tue), head off the coast to Kumejima Island, then explore the striking landscape at Torinokuchi Rock, then head off the coast to Hatenohama, and finally snap pictures at Tsumugi Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho online visit planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kumejima-cho can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Toguchi no Hama and Aragusuku Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sunayama Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kumejima-cho to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. January in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shari-cho itinerary maker.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Shari-cho in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in January, things will get colder in Shari-cho: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Godzilla Rock ©
Godzilla Rock

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Shari-cho to Yakushima-cho in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Shari-cho in January, things will get much hotter in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Trails
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

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