8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ishigaki
— 1 night
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
3
Takachiho-cho
— 1 day
4
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 day
5
Shari-cho
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 1 day

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, get outside with Kondoi Beach, and then get outside with Kaiji Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Ongazaki.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Ishigaki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ishigaki, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier
Cape Ongazaki ©
Cape Ongazaki

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima holiday planning website.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, and finally take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho trip planning app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Takachiho-cho by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in October, things will get a bit cooler in Takachiho-cho: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, and then explore the activities along Lake Mashu.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Takachiho-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Takachiho-cho in October, with highs in Teshikaga-cho at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally wander the streets of Utoro Onsen.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip builder website.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 31st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, then appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Fly from Shari-cho to Hiroshima in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Shari-cho in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Hiroshima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
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The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden

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