13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Onna-son
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Explore hidden gems such as Kyu-Furukawa Gardens and Gallery Marusan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hozomon and Soji-ji Temple. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Nipponmaru Memorial Park (in Minatomirai) and Yokohama (Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, Kishamichi Promenade, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, view the masterpieces at TOKYO Samurai Kembu, walk around Kitanomaru Park, and examine the collection at Fire Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade

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.
Urasoe Castle Ruins and Kemmin no Mori Forest Science Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Toyosaki Kaihin Koen and Busena Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Naha (Aeon Naha Shopping Center & Umichurara), Minatogawa Stateside Town (in Urasoe) and Nago citizen Beach (in Nago). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Sun Marina Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fuchaku Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and walk around Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Onna-son in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Tokyo in May, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nago, Naha, Urasoe, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
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Toyosaki Kaihin Koen ©
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Scuba & Snorkeling
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki, contemplate the long history of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, thenexplore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally hunt for treasures at Atarasu Ichiba. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, kick back and relax at Painagama Beach, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, thensteep yourself in history at Tomori no Amai, and finally head outdoors with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Yabiji
Yabiji
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, get outside with Shirahama Port, thenget outside with Todomari Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Nakama-river Protected Region, thencontemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, and finally kick back and relax at Haemida Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. We've included these beaches for you: Hairumubushi Beach and Shiraho Beach. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi & Kubazaki Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, visit Miyara River Hirugi Grove, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach

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