8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture trip itinerary planner

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

— 2 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: identify plant and animal life at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

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Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in April, with highs in Ishigaki at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Miyakojima

— 1 night
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, don't miss a visit to Soedo Sagaribana, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Naha

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Makishi Public Market, make a trip to Kokusaidori, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikinaen Garden, don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then Head underground at Blue Cave, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Naha trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Naha takes 2.5 hours. May in Naha sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nago.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Kouri Ocean Tower, then take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, then experience rural life at Aiai Farm, and finally visit TEERA SCUBA VENTURES, OKINAWA.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nago journey planning tool.

Getting from Naha to Nago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

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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