19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Muenster
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
1
Onna-son
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  6 h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h 30 min
6
Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h
End: Muenster

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, & more), Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Onna-son trip itinerary planner .

Muenster, Germany to Onna-son is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Muenster to Onna-son. Traveling from Muenster in April, expect nights in Onna-son to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Sefa-Utaki, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 17th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima online vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Onna-son in April since evenings lows in Iriomote-jima dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Island Countryside Settlement and Kondoi Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Banna Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and make a trip to Cape Ongazaki.

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Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yabiji and East Henna Cape. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and head outdoors with Sunayama Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Senkoji & Senkoji Park (in Onomichi). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and don't miss a visit to Okonomimura.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, Hiroshima is a bit cooler than Miyakojima - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Kintaikyo Bridge, Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

3
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Daimonzaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then examine the collection at Taiji Whale Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho trip maker site .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nachikatsura-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nachikatsura-cho, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shingu, Taiji Whale Museum, Hashigui Rock
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

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