14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly
1
Naha
— 1 night
Drive
2
Nakijin-son
— 1 night
Drive
3
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Unknown
4
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Unknown
7
Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
Unknown

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1
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Naha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ojima Coast, then get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen.

Discover how to plan a Naha trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Tokyo to Naha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Naha hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Nakijin-son

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Anchihama, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, and finally get outside with Akabaka Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nakijin-son online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Naha to Nakijin-son takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nakijin-son when traveling from Naha in December, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

2
nights
Zamami-son

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): paddle through the water with Kerama Kayak Center, kick back and relax at Aka Beach, head outdoors with Nishibama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kushibaru Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ibinume Shrine. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach, kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, then kick back and relax at Hizushi Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Ajanamutu Viewing Platform, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Toma.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zamami-son road trip planner.

You can drive from Nakijin-son to Zamami-son in 3 hours. Traveling from Nakijin-son in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Zamami-son. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, make a trip to Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sights as you ascend with Sima Mari Asibi, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then head outdoors with Maruma Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hinai Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Urauchigawa Kankou - One day tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zamami-son to Iriomote-jima. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Hirakubozaki and Kabira Kannon-do are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Shiraho Shuraku. Next up on the itinerary: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Akashi Beach, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sawada no hama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Miyakojima Diving Shop Guide-Ya-San. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, then head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally head outdoors with Nagamahama Beach Coast.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hateruma Port, get outside with Nishihama Beach, then kick back and relax at Coral Beach, then kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach, and finally make a trip to Hateruma Post Office.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hateruma-jima road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Hateruma-jima are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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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