12 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

12 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture trip planner

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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Zamami-son
— 2 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then stroll through Sunayama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagamahama Beach Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Boraga Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima online trip maker.

Bangkok, Thailand to Miyakojima is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Miyakojima, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Miyakojima is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yonehara Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, add some fun to your beach time Fusaki Beach, and sample the fine beverages at Takamine Distillers.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip maker site.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Hateruma-jima

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, enjoy the sand and surf at Pemuchi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hateruma-jima tour builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Zamami-son

— 2 nights
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach, kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, then kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, and finally stroll through Toma. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nishibama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hizushi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kushibaru Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zamami-son road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Zamami-son. In November, daily temperatures in Zamami-son can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Naha

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shurijo Castle and Yomitanson Bunker. Step out of the city life by going to Aharen Beach and Akabaka Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers and make a trip to Kokusaidori.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naha tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Zamami-son to Naha takes 1.5 hours. In November in Naha, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

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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