36 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

36 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Okinawa City
— 10 nights
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Kadena-cho
— 2 nights
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Yomitan-son
— 2 nights
Drive
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Onna-son
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nakijin-son
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogimi-son
— 1 night
Drive
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Kunigami-son
— 2 nights
Drive
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Higashi-son
— 1 night
Drive
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Ginoza-son
— 1 night
Drive
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Kin-cho
— 1 night
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Uruma
— 2 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Okinawa City — 10 nights

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Step out of Okinawa City to go to Nanjo and see Habyan, Cape Kaberu, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kaboten no Mise Nakasone, admire the natural beauty at Southeast Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Nakamura Family Resident, and have fun at Nakagusuku Park.

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Manila, Philippines to Okinawa City is an approximately 20.5-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Okinawa City is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kadena-cho.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 11:

Kadena-cho — 2 nights

On the 11th (Tue), get outside with JAM marine club and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tee off at Chibana Golf Course, play a few rounds at Banyan Tree Golf Course, and then get all the information you need at Michi-no-Eki Kadena.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kadena-cho tour builder site.

Kadena-cho is just a short distance from Okinawa City. In April in Kadena-cho, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yomitan-son.
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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Yomitan-son — 2 nights

Yomitan-son, a village located on the western coast of central Okinawa Island, possesses cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Zanpa Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Zampa, and then kick back and relax at Nirai Beach. On your second day here, stop by Yachimun no Sato, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yomitan-son trip itinerary tool.

Yomitan-son is very close to Kadena-cho. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Onna-son.
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Onna-son — 2 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, Head underground at Blue Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip itinerary maker app.

Onna-son is very close to Yomitan-son. In April, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nago.
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Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Nago — 2 nights

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 17th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Nago City Hall, take in the views from Warumi Ohashi, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Neo Park Okinawa. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Busena Marine Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Busena Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nago trip planner.

Traveling by car from Onna-son to Nago takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Motobu-cho.
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Motobu-cho — 3 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.
Motobu-cho is known for zoos & aquariums, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Bise no Warumi, head off the coast to Sesoko Jima, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sesoko Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho online trip maker.

Motobu-cho is just a short distance from Nago. In April, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nakijin-son.
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Nakijin-son — 2 nights

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, then make a trip to Kouri Ohashi, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kouri Ocean Tower. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, then make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and then identify plant and animal life at USS Emmons.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nakijin-son road trip site.

Nakijin-son is just a stone's throw from Motobu-cho. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ogimi-son.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Ogimi-son — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Kijoka Seven Falls, admire the sheer force of Ta Waterfall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Ishiyama Viewing Platform.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ogimi-son trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Nakijin-son to Ogimi-son in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ogimi-son are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kunigami-son.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
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Kunigami-son — 2 nights

Although the village of Kunigami-son spreads across a large area, it remains sparsely populated, with lots of wild land protected from development.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Okuma Beach, then admire the sheer force of Hiji Waterfall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kayauchi Banta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisekirinzan, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Hedo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kunigami-son day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ogimi-son to Kunigami-son in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Higashi-son.
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Higashi-son — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Gesaji River, look for all kinds of wild species at Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest, and then walk around Higashi-son Fureai Hirugi Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Higashi-son online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kunigami-son to Higashi-son by car takes about an hour. April in Higashi-son sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ginoza-son.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Ginoza-son — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Kariyushu Kanna Thalasso Laguna, then walk around Ginoza Roadside Station, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanna Beach.

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You can drive from Higashi-son to Ginoza-son in an hour. April in Ginoza-son sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kin-cho.
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Kin-cho — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kanatake Okawa, then Head underground at Kin Limestone Cave Koshugura, and then Head underground at Nisshudo Cave.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Kin-cho trip itinerary planning website.

Kin-cho is just a stone's throw from Ginoza-son. In April, daytime highs in Kin-cho are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Bios no Oka, step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and then step off the mainland to explore Hamahiga Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): get great views at Kafu Banta, head outdoors with Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground, and then don't miss a visit to Ikei Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uruma trip planner.

Uruma is very close to Kin-cho. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Naha.
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Naha — 3 nights

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.
When in Naha, make a side trip to see Sefa-Utaki in Nanjo, approximately Nanjo away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, explore the wide array of goods at Ryubo, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naha travel planner.

You can take a bus from Uruma to Naha in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough 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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Kunigami-gun travel guide

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