8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Nakijin-son
— 1 night
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights

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Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, then stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakijin-son visit planner.

Chennai, India to Nakijin-son is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Nakijin-son is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nakijin-son: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Onna-son
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, and finally stroll around Banna Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nakijin-son to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nakijin-son in December since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 30th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in panoramic vistas at Ryugujo Observatory, then snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Kurima Bridge ©
Kurima Bridge
Ryugujo Observatory ©
Ryugujo Observatory

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