35 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture route planner
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Naha
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zamami-son
— 4 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
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Bus to Furujima Station, Fly to Kume Jima, Taxi to Kumejima-cho
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Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kume Jima, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Naha — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Shurijo Castle and Cape Manzamo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Cape Zampa (in Yomitan-son), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Cave) and Sefa Utaki (in Nanjo). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, steep yourself in history at Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, and step off the mainland to explore Tokashiki-jima Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Naha trip builder tool.

Kyiv, Ukraine to Naha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv to Naha is 7 hours. Traveling from Kyiv in November, things will get much warmer in Naha: highs are around 29°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zamami-son.
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

Zamami-son — 4 nights

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Kids will enjoy Furuzamami Beach and Nishibama Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, head off the coast to Agenashiku Island, identify plant and animal life at Toma, and enjoy breathtaking views from Amagusuku Observatory.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Zamami-son travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naha to Zamami-son in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Motobu-cho.
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Motobu-cho — 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Iejima Beach Side Horse Park. Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo Dome, Cape Hedo, &more), Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower, Kouri Ohashi, &more) and Ie-son (Ie Village Juvenile Expedition Village (Ie Beach) & Mt. Iegusuku). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Fukugawa Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Neo Park Okinawa, and walk around Busena Marine Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Motobu-cho road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zamami-son to Motobu-cho takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Zamami-son in December since evenings lows in Motobu-cho dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kumejima-cho.
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Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

Kumejima-cho — 3 nights

The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kids will enjoy Kumejima Seaside Park Golf Club and Hatenohama. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Shichugama, explore the ancient world of Uegusukujo Castle Ruin, look for all kinds of wild species at Imazuni, and step off the mainland to explore Ojima Island.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Motobu-cho to Kumejima-cho in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in December since evenings lows in Kumejima-cho dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Miyakojima — 5 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Bring the kids along to Yonaha Maehama Beach and Irabu Ohashi. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Shimojishima Island, take some stellar pictures from Shimojishima Airport RW17 End, don't miss a visit to Toomidai, and get outside with Toguchi no Hama.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kumejima-cho to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Iriomote-jima — 5 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Geta Waterfall make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, and stroll through Nakama-river Protected Region.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip maker website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

Ishigaki — 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kabira Bay. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, walk around Banna Park, and stop by Pinion Direct Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:

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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