19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
3
Nakijin-son
— 3 nights
4
Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
5
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
6
Hakodate
— 1 night

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Yurateiku Market and Kaiji Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Kannonzaki Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Kondoi Beach, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary builder.

Perth, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Ishigaki is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in January, expect nights in Ishigaki to be about the same, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shimojiiima Island and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kouri Island and Sunayama Beach. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba, and take in the views from Kurima Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima tour website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kouri Island ©
Kouri Island
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Shimojiiima Island ©
Shimojiiima Island

3
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): head outdoors with Emerald Beach, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nakijin-son travel route planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Nakijin-son in 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nakijin-son, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Motobu-cho
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Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

4
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Step out of the city life by going to Yakusugi Land and Oko no Taki Fall. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yakushima Local Produce Processing and Marketing Center and Janokuchinotaki Falls. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nakijin-son to Yakushima-cho takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nakijin-son in January, with highs in Yakushima-cho at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

2
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get outside with Rusutsu Resort Ski and then explore the activities along Lake Toya. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

Plan my trip to Niseko-cho with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yakushima-cho to Niseko-cho. In January, Niseko-cho is much colder than Yakushima-cho - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Toya, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thentake a stroll through Motomachi, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Hakodate in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

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