60 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture trip itinerary planner
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Naha
— 9 nights
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Tokashiki-son
— 1 night
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Zamami-son
— 4 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
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Bus to Furujima Station, Fly to Kume Jima, Taxi to Kumejima-cho
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Kumejima-cho
— 6 nights
Taxi to Kume Jima, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 15 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 7 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 9 nights
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Naha — 9 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Blue Cave and Toyosaki Kaihin Koen. Do your shopping at Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Aeon Naha Shopping Center. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Uruma (Kamimuyra Brewery, Heshikiya Sugar Mill Ruins, &more), Cape Maeda (in Onna-son) and Yomitan-son (Zakimi Castle Ruins, Cape Zampa, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, and appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naha itinerary app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naha is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Naha. In September in Naha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokashiki-son.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 10:

Tokashiki-son — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands, head off the coast to Tokashiki-jima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Tokashiku Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aharen Beach, and finally stop by Shingaki Shoten.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokashiki-son trip planner.

You can drive from Naha to Tokashiki-son in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zamami-son.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Furuzamami Beach and Aka Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Nishibama Beach and Hizushi Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ama Beach, snap pictures at Aka Bridge, head outdoors with Kushibaru Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Zamamijima Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son trip planner.

Drive from Tokashiki-son to Zamami-son in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zamami-son are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Motobu-cho.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Motobu-cho — 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bisezaki and Emerald Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Sedake Lighthouse Observation Deck. Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach, Daisekirinzan, &more), Kouri Beach (in Nakijin-son) and Nago (Nago citizen Beach & Busena Beach). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head outdoors with Anchihama, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Minna Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho online travel planner.

You can drive from Zamami-son to Motobu-cho in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

Kumejima-cho — 6 nights

The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima Sea Turtle Museum and Kumejima Cultural Center and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Uegusukujo Castle Ruin and Kumejima Hotaru Kan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kumejima-cho: Tonaki-son (Shunza (Amanjaki), Yobiko Beach, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Hatenohama, enjoy the sand and surf at Ohara Shinri Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shichugama, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Bade Haus Kumejima.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kumejima-cho holiday tool.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Motobu-cho to Kumejima-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Kumejima-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

Ishigaki — 15 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.
Ishigaki Yaima Village and Awamori Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Kondoi Beach and Nakamoto Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach & Kuroshima V-Gorge) and Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, Hairumubushi Beach, &more). The adventure continues: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, get outside with Akashi Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki route site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kumejima-cho to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 12:

Hateruma-jima — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Awanami Bottle Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hamashitan Habitat, then take in the waterfront at Hateruma Port Passenger Terminal, then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Haterumajima Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach, make a trip to Cape Takanazaki, appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Hateruma, and finally explore the ancient world of Shimotabaru Castle Ruins.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hateruma-jima road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Iriomote-jima — 7 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Explore hidden gems such as Iriomote Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of the city life by going to Pinaisara Falls and Hoshisuna Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mariudo Fall.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima travel tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Iriomote-jima. In October in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 21:

Miyakojima — 9 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get some cultural insight at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Underground Dam Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aragusuku Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Yoshino Kaigan Beach, examine the collection at Yukishio Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakanoshima Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to 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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