11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 day
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
— 3 nights


Hatsukaichi — 1 day

The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Miyajima and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Hatsukaichi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Hatsukaichi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Hatsukaichi reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
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Ishigaki — 1 night

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 16th (Sat), stroll through Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Hatsukaichi in March, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Iriomote-jima — 3 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Take a break from the city and head to Ida no Hama Beach and Pinaisara Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Iriomote Island. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi, stroll through Nakano Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Miyakojima — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shimojishima Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toguchi no Hama and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.