8 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Amami Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Amami Itinerary

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8 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Amami Itinerary

Start: Naha
1
Naha
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Miyakojima
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
3
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Naha
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Amami
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Kagoshima

1
night
Naha

Naha ©
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 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind The Bridge of Nations Bell and the Tomoya.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naha trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Naha Airport. In March in Naha, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Museums Historic Sites
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road ©
Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and then take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Naha to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

2
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Island Countryside Settlement
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave ©
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

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night
Naha

Naha ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kudakajima Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fukushu-en Garden, and then make a trip to Tomari Iyumachi.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naha trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3 hours. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amami.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kudakajima Island
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Kudakajima Island ©
Kudakajima Island
Tomari Iyumachi ©
Tomari Iyumachi
Fukushu-en Garden ©
Fukushu-en Garden

2
nights
Amami

Amami ©
Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Mangrove Primeval Forest and Yumeori no sato. Change things up with these side-trips from Amami: Amami Wildlife Center (in Yamato-son) and Full Fula Garden (in Tatsugo-cho).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amami sightseeing tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Naha to Amami. In March, daytime highs in Amami are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amami

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tatsugo-cho, Amami Wildlife Center
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Mangrove Primeval Forest ©
Mangrove Primeval Forest
Full Fula Garden ©
Full Fula Garden

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