40 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

40 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture trip planner

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Naha
— 5 nights
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Tokashiki-son
— 3 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
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Kumejima-cho
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 8 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
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Naha

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Chatan-cho (American Village & Araha Park (Araha Beach)), Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Blue Cave, &more) and Kamimuyra Brewery (in Uruma). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and stop by Fukurasha.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha trip maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naha is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Naha due to the time zone difference. September in Naha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Tokashiki-son

— 3 nights
Explore Tokashiki-son's surroundings by going to Zamami-son (Ajanamutu Viewing Platform, Gahi Island, &more).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokashiki-son route planning site.

Drive from Naha to Tokashiki-son in 2 hours. In September in Tokashiki-son, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Izena-son (Shirasagi Lookout, Mt. Izena Forest Park, &more), Nago (Fukugawa Falls, Nago citizen Beach, &more) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach, Kouri Ohashi, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and get outside with Minna Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tokashiki-son to Motobu-cho in 3.5 hours. In September in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

Kumejima-cho

— 4 nights
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Hatenohama, enjoy the sand and surf at Shimajiri Beach, contemplate the long history of Uegusukujo Castle Ruin, and get outside with Ala Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho trip site.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Kumejima-cho by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Miyakojima

— 5 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kumejima-cho to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Ishigaki

— 8 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 is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki day trip site.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. September in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 2:

Iriomote-jima

— 5 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:

Hateruma-jima

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port, head outdoors with Nishihama Beach, kick back and relax at Coral Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hamashitan Habitat, then enjoy breathtaking views from Haterum Island Starlight Tower, and finally stop by Minami Kyodo Baiten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, and then kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach.

Plan my Hateruma-jima trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In October in Hateruma-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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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.

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