13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nikko
— 2 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
5
Onna-son
— 2 nights
6
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Senjogahara Field.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Nikko is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Nikko is 17 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Nikko to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 7th (Wed), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, thenkick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip builder site.

Fly from Nikko to Iriomote-jima in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Nikko in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Iriomote-jima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, thenstroll around Kabira Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, thenstroll around Banna Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, thentake in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenhead off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

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 13th (Tue): get great views at Kafu Banta, thenexplore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Zakimi Castle Ruins, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kouri Beach, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and then get outside with Bisezaki.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Onna-son trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Uruma, Zakimi Castle Ruins, Bisezaki
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Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, thentake in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Takachiho-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Onna-son in October, with highs in Takachiho-cho at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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