16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  16​h
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
2
Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
Travel:  5​h 15​min
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Onna-son
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Riyadh

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kondoi Beach and Banna Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yonehara Beach and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ishigaki tour planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Ishigaki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Riyadh to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get little chillier in Ishigaki: highs are around 37°C and lows about 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn, then don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nishihama Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hateruma-jima trip planner .

Getting from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Family-friendly places like Ida no Hama Beach and Nakano Beach will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Funauki Village. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and don't miss a visit to Heritiera Littoralis Tree of Nakama River.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Iriomote-jima. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nakano Beach ©
Nakano Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Attractions like Aragusuku Beach and Sunayama Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ikema Ohashi Bridge and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

4
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bise no Fukugi Tree Road. Family-friendly places like Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Manza Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Nago), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park) and Nakijin-son (Kouri-jima Island & Nakijin Castle Ruins). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Nakijin Castle Ruins
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

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