12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Nanjo
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
3
Goto
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Nanjo

With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Shop till you drop at Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Michi-no-Eki Kyoda Yanbaru Local Products Center. Take a break from the city and head to Nirai Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Nanjo with a short trip to Blue Cave in Onna-son, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki and buy something for everyone on your list at Ashibina Outlet Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nanjo trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Nanjo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Nanjo due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nanjo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Nanjo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Ashibina Outlet Mall, Michi-no-Eki Kyoda Yambaru Local Products Center, Nirai Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ida no Hama Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Funauki Village and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima, make a side trip to see Yonehara Beach in Ishigaki, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taketomicho Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Getting from Nanjo to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Goto.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ishigaki
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

2
nights
Goto

Goto ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Dozaki Cathedral and Mizunoura Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tontomari Beach and Takahama Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Goto trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Taketomicho Iriomote-jima to Goto with the Route module. When traveling from Taketomicho Iriomote-jima in July, plan for little chillier days in Goto, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach
Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral
Kusuhara Church ©
Kusuhara Church

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