15 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture attractions planner

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Naha
— 6 nights
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Nago
— 7 nights
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Naha

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Himeyuri Peace Museum, &more), Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Sefa-Utaki, &more) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, step off the mainland to explore Senagajima Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine, and get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naha route app.

Tokyo to Naha is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Naha at 24°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Nago.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Nago

— 7 nights
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.
Explore Nago's surroundings by going to Gesaji River (in Higashi-son), Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Ocean Tower) and Motobu-cho (Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kise Beach, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, and stroll around Busena Marine Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naha to Nago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Naha in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Nago, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · 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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