18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Okinawa City
— 5 nights
2
Naha
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
5
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights

5
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chubunouren Market. Explore Okinawa City's surroundings by going to Uruma (Miten Uza, Kafu Banta, &more) and Ikei-jima (Oodomari Beach & Ikei Island). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, get in on the family fun at Southeast Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Kaichu Road.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Okinawa City sightseeing planning site.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiport is Naha Airport. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Naha.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Uruma, Chatan-cho, Kitanakagusuku-son, Michi-no-Eki Kadena, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Botanical Gardens ©
Southeast Botanical Gardens
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
American Village ©
American Village

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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 24th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Naha City Hall Main Office, thenget to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, thenmake a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and finally admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sankakuiwa, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, take some stellar pictures from Kudakajima Yohaijo, thenappreciate the views at Valley of Gangala, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shikinaen Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Naminoue-gu Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naha trip planner.

You can drive from Okinawa City to Naha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nanjo
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

4
nights
Ishigaki

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, stroll around Banna Park, and take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Banna Park ©
Banna Park

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Forest Adventure in Onna, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, thendon't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, thenstop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Busena Marine Park, get outside with Manza Beach, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, thenget outside with Diamond Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Zampa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Onna-son takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Ishigaki in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yomitan-son, Bios no Oka, Busena Marine Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Zampa ©
Cape Zampa

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower & Kouri Ohashi). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, get outside with Emerald Beach, go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho visit planner.

Getting from Onna-son to Motobu-cho by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Nago Pineapple Park
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

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