8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Taketomi-jima
— 1 day
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights

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Taketomi-jima

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 3rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, then take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taketomi-jima road trip site.

Laramie, USA to Taketomi-jima is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 16 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Laramie in January: high temperatures in Taketomi-jima hover around 70°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave ©
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 4th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Sakiyama North Corner, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima holiday maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. January in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

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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 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima sightseeing planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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