10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture itinerary planner

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Naha
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Ishigaki
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Motobu-cho
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Naha

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum and Blue Seal Ice Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son), Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center (in Yomitan-son) and Himeyuri Peace Museum (in Itoman). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, examine the collection at Haebaru Town Museum, make a trip to Yachimun Street, and get engrossed in the history at Okinawa Prefectural Archives.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naha planner.

Lima, Peru to Naha is an approximately 31.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Lima to Naha. Traveling from Lima in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Naha: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Ishigakijima Observatory capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken, and see the interesting displays at Satake Yaeyama Palm Trees Museum.

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You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Motobu-cho

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, then meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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