18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+4
Taxi + Fly + Train + Foot + Ferry:  8​h
2
Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isso Beach and Yaku Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Yakusugi Land and Mt. Tachudake. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake, identify plant and animal life at Sandaisugi, snap pictures at Kosugidani Bridge, and get answers to all your questions at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: highs in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Mt. Mocchomudake ©
Mt. Mocchomudake

3
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Escape the urban bustle at Ala Beach and Tonbara. Kumejima Nature Park Tonnahaenchi and Gushikawa Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kumejima-cho with an excursion to Agari Beach in Tonaki-son--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kumejima Hotaru Kan, get engrossed in the history at Kumejima Tsumugino Sato Yuimaru Hall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Majyano Churafukugi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kumejima-cho vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Kumejima-cho takes 8 hours. Traveling from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kumejima-cho: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

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Kumejima Cultural Center and Museum ©
Gushikawa Castle ©
Gushikawa Castle

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomori Imugya Beach and Nakanoshima Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Funausagibanata Observatory Facility and Miyako Shrine. On the 16th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yabiji, look and learn at Makiyama Observatory, stop by Furusato, and snap pictures at Irabu Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kumejima-cho to Miyakojima takes 3.5 hours. November in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast

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 Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble and Nakamoto Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Island Countryside Settlement and Tōrin-ji Temple. Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Fuki Beach in Kuro-shima Taketomi-cho--about 46 minutes away. On the 19th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiraho Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki itinerary builder.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Island Countryside Settlement
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Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Kayaking & Canoeing

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