16 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

16 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture itinerary planner
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Nakijin-son
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Naha
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Nakijin-son — 6 nights

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Venture out of the city with trips to Busena Marine Park (in Nago) and Kunigami-son (Okinawa Ishi no Bunka Museum, Daisekirinzan, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, make a trip to Kouri Ohashi, explore the striking landscape at Gorilla Chop, and get outside with Uppama Coast.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nakijin-son trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Nakijin-son is an approximately 120-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Nakijin-son. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Nakijin-son to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naha.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Sefa-Utaki, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naminoue-gu Shrine, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Apeman Spa.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naha online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nakijin-son to Naha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nakijin-son in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naha, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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