17 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

17 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Chatan-cho
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Kadena-cho
— 1 night
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Yomitan-son
— 1 night
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Onna-son
— 1 night
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Nago
— 1 night
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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
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Zamami-son
— 1 night
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Tokashiki-son
— 1 night
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Naha
— 2 nights
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Kumejima-cho
— 1 night
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Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
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Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 1 night
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunset Beach. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get outside with Sunset Beach, stop by Kaboten no Mise Nakasone, then step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, then examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, and finally make a trip to American Village.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chatan-cho trip planner.

Tokyo to Chatan-cho is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: high temperatures in Chatan-cho hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kadena-cho.

Things to do in Chatan-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, Kaboten no Mise Nakasone
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
American Village ©
American Village
Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum ©
Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum

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Kadena-cho

Your day by day itinerary now includes Aloha Divers Okinawa as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get active on the water at Aloha Divers Okinawa and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kadena-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kadena-cho is just a short distance from Chatan-cho. December in Kadena-cho sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yomitan-son.

Things to do in Kadena-cho

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Yomitan-son

Yomitan-son ©
Yomitan-son, a village located on the western coast of central Okinawa Island, possesses cultural and natural attractions.
You've now added Cape Zampa to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Zakimi Castle Ruins, then stroll through Cape Zampa, then stop by Yachimun no Sato, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yomitan-son online trip itinerary planner.

Yomitan-son is just a short distance from Kadena-cho. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yomitan-son

Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Cape Zampa ©
Cape Zampa
Zakimi Castle Ruins ©
Zakimi Castle Ruins
Yachimun no Sato ©
Yachimun no Sato

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Onna Station Nakayukui Market, Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Manzamo. On the 28th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kamimuyra Brewery, then look for gifts at Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally make a trip to Cape Maeda.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Onna-son trip site.

Onna-son is very close to Yomitan-son. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nago.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Kamimuyra Brewery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Onna Station Nakayukui Market ©
Onna Station Nakayukui Market
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 Michi-no-Eki Kyoda Yambaru Local Products Center, Busena Marine Park and Nago Pineapple Park. On the 29th (Tue), get answers to all your questions at Michi-no-Eki Kyoda Yambaru Local Products Center, walk around Busena Marine Park, then ponder the world of politics at Nago City Hall, then snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi, and finally catch some excitement at Nago Pineapple Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nago driving holiday website.

You can drive from Onna-son to Nago in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Nago, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Nago

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Kouri Ohashi
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nago Pineapple Park ©
Nago Pineapple Park
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Busena Marine Park ©
Busena Marine Park

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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 Okichan Theater, Emerald Beach and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then meet the residents at Okichan Theater, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins.

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Motobu-cho is just a stone's throw from Nago. In December, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakijin Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

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Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zamami Island as well as Furuzamami Beach. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Takatsukiyama Observatory Deck, identify plant and animal life at Toma, then head outdoors with Furuzamami Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zamami-son trip planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Zamami-son takes 3 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Zamami-son. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

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Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
Aharen Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Tokashiki-jima Island and then kick back and relax at Aharen Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokashiki-son online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Zamami-son to Tokashiki-son by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Naha.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Tokashiki-jima Island ©
Tokashiki-jima Island

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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.
You've added Honu Honu Divers, Scuba & Snorkeling, Valley of Gangala, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), see some colorful creatures with Honu Honu Divers, then step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala, head off the coast to Senagajima Island, get to know the fascinating history of Naminoue-gu Shrine, head outdoors with Naminoue Beach, then don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and finally don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naha trip maker.

Getting from Tokashiki-son to Naha by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Naha, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Senagajima Island, Valley of Gangala
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Honu Honu Divers ©
Honu Honu Divers
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Hatenohama has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kumejima Island, play a few rounds at Kumejima Seaside Park Golf Club, then head outdoors with Hatenohama, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Kumejima Uma Bokujo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kumejima-cho trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Naha to Kumejima-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island

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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 Kaiji Beach as well as Kondoi Beach. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): visit Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring, go for a stroll along the water at Taketomi Port, make a trip to Nagomi Tower, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, then kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, and finally get outside with Kondoi Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taketomi-jima trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kumejima-cho to Taketomi-jima in 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Taketomi-jima are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nagomi Tower ©
Nagomi Tower

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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 IRIOMOTE ADVENTURE PiPi as well as Iriomote Island. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with IRIOMOTE ADVENTURE PiPi, identify plant and animal life at Amitori Asaba, look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then get a new perspective on things with Urauchigawa Kankou - One day tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

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Traveling by ferry from Taketomi-jima to Iriomote-jima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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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 Island Limestone Cave, Marine House Yamangu, Tamatorizaki Observatory, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum, stroll around Banna Park, walk around Kabira Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabira Kannon-do, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and finally look for gifts at Southpoint . On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary builder app.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave ©
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Sunayama Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Toomidai, get outside with Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally scramble along the landscape with Miyakojima Diving Shop Guide-Ya-San.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Miyakojima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. January in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

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Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
You've now added Nishihama Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hateruma-jima trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Hateruma-jima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
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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