4 days in Shizuoka Prefecture & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Shizuoka Prefecture & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Shizuoka
— Few hours
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
3
Naha
— 1 night
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night

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Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Meiji Tunnel, thenexplore the world behind art at Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nihondaira Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shizuoka sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Shizuoka. In May, daytime highs in Shizuoka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum ©
Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum
Nihondaira Zoo ©
Nihondaira Zoo
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): head outdoors with Akabaka Beach, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and finally stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho travel route builder.

You can fly from Shizuoka to Motobu-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, Motobu-cho is somewhat warmer than Shizuoka - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Akabaka Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, sample the fine beverages at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, thendon't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and finally don't miss a visit to Yachimun Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naha vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. May in Naha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Yachimun Street ©
Yachimun Street

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, thenkick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and finally stroll around Kabira Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Getting from Naha to Ishigaki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

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