15 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Itoman
— 1 day
Drive
2
Uruma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nakijin-son
— 1 night
Drive
4
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
7
Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights
Drive to New Ishigaki Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Itoman — 1 day

Itoman is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Himeyuri Peace Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, pause for some photo ops at Heiwa no Oka Monument, then contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, and finally hunt for treasures at Umanchu Market.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Itoman is an approximately 80-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Itoman is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uruma.
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Uruma — 2 nights

On a vacation in Uruma, a city nestled on Okinawa's Pacific coast and encompassing eight islands, you can discover its many scenic natural trails, historic stone castles, and shrines of the indigenous Ryukyuan religion.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kamimuyra Brewery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Awase Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, then explore the galleries of Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

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Getting from Itoman to Uruma by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nakijin-son.
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Nakijin-son — 1 night

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
On the 16th (Fri), head outdoors with Kouri Beach, then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nakijin-son online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Uruma to Nakijin-son takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naha.
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Naha — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Umichurara, then browse the different shops at Sakaemachi Arcade, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally savor the flavors at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience. Keep things going the next day: expand your understanding of the military at Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Shijo Hondori, then learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and finally browse the different shops at San-A Naha Main Place.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naha trip site.

Getting from Nakijin-son to Naha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Naha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Miyakojima.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to East Henna Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then step off the mainland to explore Shimojishima Island, then get great views at Shimojishima Airport RW17 End, and finally head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at Kannonzaki Lighthouse and Former Kuramoto. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Misakion, head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and wander the streets of Misaki Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Taketomi-jima.
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Taketomi-jima — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Aiyaruhama Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, look for gifts at Tedun Kariyushi Hall, then take in the waterfront activity at Taketomi Port, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

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You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Taketomi-jima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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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Yaeyama-gun travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Stand-Up Paddleboarding