6 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Naha
— 1 night
Drive
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Nago
— 1 night
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Naha

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kanagushikumuraya, then get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, and then let your taste buds guide you at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cape Manzamo, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Heiwadori, then make a trip to Kokusaidori, and finally make a trip to Makishi Public Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naha trip builder tool.

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. While traveling from Tokyo, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Naha, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nago.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Outdoors · Classes · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nago

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally fly like a bird with Okinawa Island Crew.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nago tour planning site.

You can drive from Naha to Nago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naha in November since evenings lows in Nago dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 3 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.
Attractions like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Tamatorizaki Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stroll around Kabira Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder.

Getting from Nago to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Nago in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Ishigaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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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