15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
3
Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
5
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
6
Biei-cho
— 2 nights

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River and Yurateiku Market. Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, make a trip to Cape Ongazaki, get outside with Yonehara Beach, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder app.

Pittsburgh, USA to Ishigaki is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Ishigaki. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 90°F and lows about 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally head off the coast to Barasu Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In August in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Haterum Island Starlight Tower, don't miss a visit to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach, then get outside with Coral Beach, then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Hateruma Port.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hateruma-jima trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan ©
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan
Haterum Island Starlight Tower ©
Haterum Island Starlight Tower

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Imugya Marine Garden.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima journey planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Miyakojima. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Misaki, and finally make a trip to Oshinkosin Observation Deck. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Road to Heaven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu, then cruise along Shiretoko Pass, and finally take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Highway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shari-cho online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Shari-cho in 10.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in August, with highs in Shari-cho at 72°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Shiretoko Highway
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

2
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita Lavender East, take in the exciting artwork at Takushinkan, admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then walk around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen, and finally take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Biei-cho online holiday builder.

Getting from Shari-cho to Biei-cho by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Farm Tomita Lavender East
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Farm Tomita Lavender East ©
Farm Tomita Lavender East
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen ©
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen

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