11 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture planner

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
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Naha
— 4 nights
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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.
Nei Museum of Art and Cape Hirakubozaki are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, cruise along Nagurao Bridge, and sample the fine beverages at Takamine Distillers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get slightly colder in Ishigaki: highs are around 31°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, hunt for treasures at Atarasu Ichiba, and then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and then head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

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.
On the 14th (Thu), look for gifts at Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, and then meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Miyakojima in November, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Naha

— 4 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.
Visiting Gahijima Sand Dune and Nishibama Beach will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM or Shijo Hondori. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son) and Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center (in Yomitan-son). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, look for gifts at Agarihama Market, and browse the fresh offerings at Keiben Station Kariyushi Market.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Naha road trip site.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Naha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in November since evenings lows in Naha dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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