8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 3 nights

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, then catch a live event at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, and finally don't miss a visit to Okonomimura.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Parks
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Okonomimura ©
Okonomimura
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima ©
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima

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 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, then take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and finally stroll around Banna Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in May, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Yabiji and Boraga Limestone Cave. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip maker.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Shimojiiima Island ©
Shimojiiima Island

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