7 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture trip planner

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

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and then make a trip to Kokusaidori.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naha vacation builder app.

Budapest, Hungary to Naha is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Budapest to Naha. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Naha: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nago.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Nago

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Kouri Ohashi. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road and then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nago road trip planning website.

You can drive from Naha to Nago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then make a trip to Euglena Mall. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, then stroll around Kabira Park, then explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ishigaki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nago to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. Traveling from Nago in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ishigaki, with lows around 24°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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