10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 day
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Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
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Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Nago
— 1 night
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
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Kadena-cho
— 1 night
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Chatan-cho
— 1 night
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Naha
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Ishigaki — 1 day

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 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, then see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki holiday planner.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.
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Taketomi-jima — 1 night

A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Taketomi Post Office, get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, examine the collection at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Taketomi Yugafu-kan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aiyaruhama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taketomi-jima online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. In February in Taketomi-jima, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 1 night

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Nakama-river Protected Region, look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and then find your balance on the water with Iriomotejima Ken Guide.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Taketomi-jima to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.
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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 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Miyakojima Diving Shop Guide-Ya-San.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Miyakojima road trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. February in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima.
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Hateruma-jima — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head outdoors with Nishihama Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, and then make a trip to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan.

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Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In February in Hateruma-jima, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nago.
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Nago — 1 night

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 9th (Thu): walk around Busena Marine Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Busena Beach, kick back and relax at Nago citizen Beach, stop by Nago Pineapple Park, then don't miss a visit to Nago Himpun Banyan Tree, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nago online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Nago with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hateruma-jima in February since evenings lows in Nago dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.
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Motobu-cho — 1 night

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Motobu Genki Village, and finally head outdoors with Emerald Beach.

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Motobu-cho is just a short distance from Nago. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kadena-cho.
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Kadena-cho — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Kadena-cho takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kadena-cho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Chatan-cho.
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Chatan-cho — 1 night

Known for its American military bases, Chatan-cho has lacked the tourism appeal of other towns on the island, yet offers a pleasant beach getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Nakamura Family Resident, admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Araha Park (Araha Beach), and finally see majestic marine mammals with English Empire Divers.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chatan-cho trip planner.

Chatan-cho is just a short distance from Kadena-cho. In February, daytime highs in Chatan-cho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naha.
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Naha — 1 night

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 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach, don't miss a visit to Tomari Iyumachi, buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, then kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, then boost your wellbeing at Ryujin no Yu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha road trip planner.

Getting from Chatan-cho to Naha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chatan-cho in February since evenings lows in Naha dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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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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