7 days in Yaeyama-gun Itinerary

7 days in Yaeyama-gun Itinerary

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7 days in Yaeyama-gun Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: San Francisco


Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, then see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then stroll through Shiraho Beach. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple, and then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho trip itinerary tool .

San Francisco, USA to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach
Nosoko Mape ©
Nosoko Mape


Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nakano Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with Iriomote Osanpo Kibun. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Todomari Beach, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and then stroll through Funauki Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taketomicho Iriomote-jima road trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima takes 2.5 hours. July in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuro-shima Taketomi-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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Iriomote Osanpo Kibun ©
Iriomote Osanpo Kibun
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach


Kuro-shima ©
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nishinohama, then examine the collection at Kuroshima Research Institute, and then kick back and relax at Nakamoto Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuro-shima Taketomi-cho route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taketomicho Iriomote-jima to Kuro-shima Taketomi-cho. In July, daily temperatures in Kuro-shima Taketomi-cho can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuro-shima

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Kuroshima Research Institute ©
Kuroshima Research Institute