9 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h
1
Naha
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Okinawa City
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Nago
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Naha
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Shurijo Castle and Tsuboya Yamuchin Dori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naminoue-gu Shrine and Ama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Sakaemachi Arcade, see the interesting displays at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, contemplate the long history of Hoshimmon, and stop by Yacchi & Moon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naha tour planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Naha is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Naha. In December, Naha is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman, Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center, Haebaru Town Museum, Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Ama Beach ©
Ama Beach

2
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then shop like a local with Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama, then head outdoors with Sun Marina Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of The Site of Chibana Castle. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Awase Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirumichu.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Okinawa City sightseeing planner.

Okinawa City is just a short distance from Naha. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nago.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shirumichu, Sun Marina Beach, Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sakima Art Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sakima Art Museum ©
Sakima Art Museum
Shirumichu ©
Shirumichu

3
nights
Nago

Nago ©
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
International Oceanographic Data Center and Oceanic Culture Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nago: Kunigami-son (Hiji Waterfall & Vegetation of Tanagagumui) and Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest (in Higashi-son). There's still lots to do: get outside with Busena Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Miyazato Christ Church, look for gifts at Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Shiokawa.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nago day trip planning site .

You can drive from Okinawa City to Nago in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Nago can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Naha.

Things to do in Nago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest
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Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest ©
Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest

1
night
Naha

Naha ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Shijo Hondori and then look for gifts at Mamiya Kamaboko, Makishi.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naha trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Nago to Naha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nago in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Naha. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping Museums
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Shijo Hondori ©
Shijo Hondori

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