10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 day
Ferry
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Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 1 night
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Nago
— 1 night
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Kadena-cho
— 1 night
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Chatan-cho
— 1 night
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Naha
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, then discover the deep blue sea with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

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Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Taketomi Post Office, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, see the interesting displays at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Taketomi Yugafu-kan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aiyaruhama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taketomi-jima road trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima takes an hour. In September in Taketomi-jima, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
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Iriomote-jima — 1 night

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, then identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and then surround yourself with nature on Iriomotejima Ken Guide.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Taketomi-jima to Iriomote-jima in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Miyakojima — 1 night

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, kick back and relax at 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 more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.
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Hateruma-jima — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach, make a trip to Cape Takanazaki, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Busena Marine Park, cool off at Busena Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nago citizen Beach, then catch some excitement at Nago Pineapple Park, then make a trip to Nago Himpun Banyan Tree, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Nago. In September, daytime highs in Nago are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Motobu-cho.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Motobu Genki Village, and finally kick back and relax at Emerald Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho trip builder.

Motobu-cho is just a stone's throw from Nago. In September, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kadena-cho.
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Kadena-cho — 1 night

On the 23rd (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kadena-cho trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Kadena-cho takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kadena-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nakamura Family Resident, then admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Araha Park (Araha Beach), and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with English Empire Divers.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chatan-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Chatan-cho is just a stone's throw from Kadena-cho. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can 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 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach, make a trip to Tomari Iyumachi, buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, stroll around Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, then boost your wellbeing at Ryujin no Yu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naha holiday planner.

Getting from Chatan-cho to Naha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Naha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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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