8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Yoko Gushiken Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, then explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

1
night
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. October in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Onna-son (Blue Cave, Cape Manzamo, & more) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Okichan Theater, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and have some family-friendly fun at Okinawa Omoro Obake Yashiki.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naha trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Naha in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Onna-son
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling

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