Explore Tokyo, relax on tropical beaches, encounter manta rays, observe hammerhead sharks, discover an underwater city. This is a BIG tour of Japan!
Travelling around Japan is relatively easy. Our BIG in Japan itinerary allows you to explore Tokyo as well as diving highlights in the south of the country. It’s packed with adventure, discovery and encounters with marine life.
Travel south to Okinawa to begin your diving adventure in the warm, clear waters of the Kerema islands. The adventure continues to Ishigaki, famous for manta ray encounters, and then to Yonaguni where you may encounter hammerhead sharks whilst exploring the mysterious Iseki stones.
Looking for a shorter adventure? Check out our Visit Japan itinerary.
Depart the UK for Tokyo
Arrive Tokyo and overnight
Transfer from the airport by road and train and check-in to your hotel for one night.
Flight to Okinawa followed by ferry to Akajima. Spend three nights staying at the Marine House including breakfast and dinner. Spend two days diving the tropical waters of the Kerema islands, making five dives around Aka Island.
Take the ferry back to Naha and an onward flight to Ishigaki. Begin a three night stay at the Yaeyama Hyutta (or similar), with one day’s diving in Ishigaki (three dives), home to numerous majestic manta rays.
Option to make a day trip over to Iriomote, one of Japan’s most remote and pristine islands (not included in trip price).
Take a morning flight to Yonaguni Island. Enjoy a further three nights at the Irifune Annexe Bamboo Villa including breakfast and dinner daily. Spend three days diving the mysterious Iseki stones, making seven dives. During winter, large schools of hammerheads gather in Yonaguni’s waters.
Fly back to Tokyo and spend a final two days exploring Tokyo.
You should note: An info pack included, with bilingual train times and full instructions for every journey you make - all you need to help you get around.