10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 day
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Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
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Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 1 night
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Nago
— 1 night
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
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Kadena-cho
— 1 night
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Chatan-cho
— 1 night
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Naha
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ishigaki Yaima Village as well as Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip site.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. While traveling from Tokyo, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave ©
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

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Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kondoi Beach. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Taketomi Post Office, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, examine the collection at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Taketomi Yugafu-kan, then get outside with Aiyaruhama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

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Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. December in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Taketomi Yugafu-kan ©
Taketomi Yugafu-kan

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Iriomotejima Ken Guide. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nakama-river Protected Region, look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and then find your balance on the water with Iriomotejima Ken Guide.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Taketomi-jima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aragusuku Beach, Sunayama Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, head outdoors with Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, and finally scramble along the landscape with Miyakojima Diving Shop Guide-Ya-San.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 5.5 hours. In December in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach

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Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nishihama Beach. On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, and then appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hateruma-jima road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima. In December in Hateruma-jima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nago.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan ©
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Busena Marine Park as well as Nago Pineapple Park. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): walk around Busena Marine Park, take advantage of the amenities at Busena Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nago citizen Beach, experience the excitement of Nago Pineapple Park, then don't miss a visit to Nago Himpun Banyan Tree, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nago driving holiday planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Nago. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hateruma-jima in December since evenings lows in Nago dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Busena Marine Park ©
Busena Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emerald Beach as well as Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, examine the collection at Oceanic Culture Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Motobu Genki Village, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary builder site.

Motobu-cho is just a short distance from Nago. In December, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kadena-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach
Motobu Genki Village ©
Motobu Genki Village
Oceanic Culture Museum ©
Oceanic Culture Museum

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Kadena-cho

You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kadena-cho attractions planner.

Drive from Motobu-cho to Kadena-cho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chatan-cho.

Things to do in Kadena-cho

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Chatan-cho

Chatan-cho ©
Known for its American military bases, Chatan-cho has lacked the tourism appeal of other towns on the island, yet offers a pleasant beach getaway.
English Empire Divers has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Nakamura Family Resident, then admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, then stroll around Araha Park (Araha Beach), and finally meet some fierce fish with English Empire Divers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chatan-cho online day trip planner.

Chatan-cho is very close to Kadena-cho. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Chatan-cho

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Araha Park (Araha Beach) ©
Araha Park (Araha Beach)
Sakima Art Museum ©
Sakima Art Museum

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Naha

Naha

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Naminoue Beach as well as Shurijo Castle. On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach, make a trip to Tomari Iyumachi, browse the different shops at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, then test the waters at Ryujin no Yu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naha trip builder.

You can drive from Chatan-cho to Naha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chatan-cho in January since evenings lows in Naha dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Naminoue Beach
Naminoue Beach
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen ©
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

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