8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Naha
1
Naha
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Onna-son
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Naha
— 2 nights
End: Naha

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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 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Okinawa International Peace Research Institute, look for gifts at Kaisou, Kokusaidori, thenget to know the fascinating history of Tsuboya Yamuchin Dori, thensee the interesting displays at Haebaru Town Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Naha Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Naha

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Side Trips

Haebaru Town Museum, Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum
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Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum ©
Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 10th (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Manza Dream Hole, head outdoors with Diamond Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Forest Adventure in Onna, thenkick back and relax at Toguchi Beach, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama, and finally shop like a local with Gallery Kiya. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Onnason Museum, head outdoors with Sun Marina Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tiger Beach, thenengage your brain at JAXA Okinawa Tracking and Communication Station, and finally kick back and relax at Kise Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip maker app.

Getting from Naha to Onna-son by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Onna-son are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yomitan-son, Kise Beach
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Onnason Museum ©
Onnason Museum
Forest Adventure in Onna ©
Forest Adventure in Onna

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nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Cave Nyatiya, steep yourself in history at Public Pawnshop Ruins, enjoy the sand and surf at Minna Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Anchihama, thensee the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Native Okinawan Villege. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Akabaka Beach, contemplate the long history of Tomibansho Trace, browse the different shops at Aeon Nago Shopping Center, look for gifts at Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Miyazato Christ Church, and finally head outdoors with Busena Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho road trip site.

Drive from Onna-son to Motobu-cho in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nago, Nakijin-son, Ie-son
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Oceanic Culture Museum ©
Oceanic Culture Museum
Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market ©
Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

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Naha

Naha ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mabuni Hill, hunt for treasures at Fish Center, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Okinawa Bunsha Shrine, thenstroll the grounds of Tomari international cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Fukutsukan. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Urasoe City Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Urasoe Castle Ruins, admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, thenpick up some local products at Farmers Market Haebaru Kugani Market, and finally examine the collection at Okinawa Karate Kaikan.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naha trip planner.

You can drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Itoman, Urasoe, St. Clara Church, Sakima Art Museum, Farmers Market Haebaru Kugani Market
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Urasoe Castle Ruins ©
Urasoe Castle Ruins
Sakima Art Museum ©
Sakima Art Museum
Mabuni Hill ©
Mabuni Hill

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