11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  15​h 45​min
1
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  5​h
2
Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On the 20th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Motobu-cho is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Motobu-cho due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Motobu-cho hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho when traveling from Motobu-cho in May, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara, examine the collection at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Ishigaki Yaima Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Ishigaki is very close to Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho. In May, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boraga Limestone Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Toguchinohama. On the next day, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, stop by Tsukiji Market, and stroll through Ueno Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyakojima in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 25°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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