7 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Tokyo


Ishigaki — 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Sukuji Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, walk around Kabira Park, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki day trip app.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. August in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Iriomote-jima — 1 night

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
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Miyakojima — 1 night

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Naha.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
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Naha — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with South to South Marine Club, then step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and then make a trip to Kokusaidori.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha trip app.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Naha in 2.5 hours. August in Naha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Motobu-cho — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Minnajima Island, kick back and relax at Bisezaki, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Umegame-kan.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho trip planner.

Getting from Naha to Motobu-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors
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Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
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.