9 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Nakijin-son
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Nakijin-son
— 4 nights
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Naha
— 4 nights
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Nakijin-son

— 4 nights
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Get out of town with these interesting Nakijin-son side-trips: Kunigami-son (Daisekirinzan, Cape Hedo, &more) and Busena Marine Park (in Nago). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Kouri Ocean Tower, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nakijin-son trip planner.

Tokyo to Nakijin-son is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Nakijin-son: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Naha

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: American Village (in Chatan-cho), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Onna Station Nakayukui Market) and Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki, Kudakajima Yohaijo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naha visit app.

Traveling by car from Nakijin-son to Naha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · 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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