27 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

27 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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Onna-son
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tokashiki-son
— 2 nights
Drive to Naha Airport / JASDF Naha Air Base, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kumejima-cho
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Onna-son — 3 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minnajima Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Shurijo Castle (in Naha) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Emerald Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave and stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son online vacation planner.

Dallas, USA to Onna-son is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Onna-son, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokashiki-son.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Tokashiki-son — 2 nights

On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Tokashiku Beach, then kick back and relax at Aharen Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Tokashiki-jima Island. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, then head off the coast to Zamamijima Island, and then stroll through Furuzamami Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokashiki-son road trip planning site.

You can drive from Onna-son to Tokashiki-son in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Tamatorizaki Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, walk around Banna Park, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokashiki-son to Ishigaki. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hateruma-jima.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Hateruma-jima — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nishihama Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hateruma-jima trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In August in Hateruma-jima, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Iriomote-jima — 3 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinaisara Falls and Iriomote Island. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Barasu Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Funauki Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Iriomote-jima. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Miyakojima — 4 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aragusuku Beach and Yabiji. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, head off the coast to Kouri Island, and take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Kumejima-cho — 2 nights

The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Shichugama, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hatenohama, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Kumejima Uma Bokujo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kumejima Island, take some stellar pictures from Hiyajo Banta, and then step off the mainland to explore Ojima Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumejima-cho travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kumejima-cho can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Tokyo — 6 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and teamLab☆Planets. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama) and Yokohama Landmark Tower (in Minatomirai). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kumejima-cho to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

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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