40 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

40 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture route planner

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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
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Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Tokashiki-son
— 2 nights
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Zamami-son
— 4 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 7 nights
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Ishigaki

— 6 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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy the sea views from Oganzaki Lighthouse, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki tour planning website.

Glasgow, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in October, expect Ishigaki to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hateruma-jima

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Hateruma Post Office, kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach, take in the waterfront at Hateruma Port, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pemuchi Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan.

You can plan Hateruma-jima trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. In October, daytime highs in Hateruma-jima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Iriomote-jima

— 5 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, head outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima online vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Iriomote-jima with the Route module. October in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Miyakojima

— 5 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Kumejima-cho

— 3 nights
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Hatenohama, get outside with Ala Beach, see the interesting displays at Kumejima Hotaru Kan, and tee off at Kumejima Seaside Park Golf Club.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kumejima-cho online travel planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kumejima-cho are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Naha

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Nanjo (Apeman Spa, Sefa-Utaki, &more), Uruma (Ishikawa Kogen Lookouts & Kamimuyra Brewery) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Tropical Beach, and appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Ishiji.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kumejima-cho to Naha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokashiki-son

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by Shingaki Shoten, head off the coast to Hanari Island, don't miss a visit to Aharen Observatory, kick back and relax at Aharen Beach, then kick back and relax at Tokashiku Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Tokashiki-jima Island. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Kerama Islands, see the vivid underwater world at Uminchu, then head off the coast to Nagannu Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuef island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokashiki-son online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Naha to Tokashiki-son by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Tokashiki-son, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zamami-son

— 4 nights
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Zamami-son is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Furuzamami Beach, kick back and relax at Hizushi Beach, head off the coast to Aka Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Toma.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zamami-son tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokashiki-son to Zamami-son in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Motobu-cho

— 7 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Nago (Kise Beach & Yagaji Island), Onna-son (Kirameki Kobou, Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, &more) and Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, get outside with Minna Beach, head off the coast to Minnajima Island, and take a pleasant ride with Iejima Beach Side Horse Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Motobu-cho attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Zamami-son to Motobu-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zamami-son in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Motobu-cho, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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