10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture tour itinerary planner

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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Nago
— 1 night
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Naha
— 1 night
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Ishigaki

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ishigaki Yaima Village, Yonehara Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: walk around Kabira Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Ibaruma Sabichi Cave, and don't miss a visit to Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki vacation builder website.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Taketomi-jima

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Kondoi Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, visit Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring, take in the waterfront activity at Taketomi Port, then don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aragusuku Beach, Sunayama Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Soedo Sagaribana, don't miss a visit to Toomidai, stroll around Hika Road Park, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Taketomi-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Hateruma-jima

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nishihama Beach. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Minami Kyodo Baiten, pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, head outdoors with Pemuchi Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port, then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Hateruma Post Office.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hateruma-jima trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima. In December, daily temperatures in Hateruma-jima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nago.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Nago

— 1 night
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Busena Marine Park as well as Nago Pineapple Park. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Kise Beach, walk around Busena Marine Park, kick back and relax at Nago citizen Beach, then make a trip to Nago Himpun Banyan Tree, and finally laugh and play at Nago Pineapple Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nago tour app.

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Nago with the Route module. Traveling from Hateruma-jima in December, Nago is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Motobu-cho

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emerald Beach as well as Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho tour planning website.

Motobu-cho is just a stone's throw from Nago. In January, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Naha

— 1 night

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Naminoue Beach as well as Shurijo Castle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach, look for gifts at Splash Okinawa Shop No. 1, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, steep yourself in history at Keiseimon Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amagoi Utaki.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naha trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Naha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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