7 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 day
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Taketomi-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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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 Yonehara Beach as well as Kabira Bay. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, stroll around Banna Park, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stroll around Kabira Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Tokyo to Ishigaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

1
night
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. On the 29th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Taketomi Port, don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower, then take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, and finally get outside with Kondoi Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taketomi-jima trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Taketomi-jima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nagomi Tower ©
Nagomi Tower
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Sunayama Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Taketomi-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. December in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
You've now added Nishihama Beach to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan and then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hateruma-jima online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nago.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan ©
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan

1
night
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. On the 1st (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Nago City Hall, stroll around Busena Marine Park, stroll around Neo Park Okinawa, then take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and finally experience the excitement of Nago Pineapple Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nago attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Nago. Traveling from Hateruma-jima in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nago, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kouri Ohashi
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Busena Marine Park ©
Busena Marine Park
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Nago City Hall ©
Nago City Hall

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, don't miss a visit to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Motobu-cho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Motobu-cho is just a stone's throw from Nago. In January in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakijin Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Naminoue Beach as well as Shurijo Castle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Makishi Public Market, make a trip to Kokusaidori, make a trip to Heiwadori, get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naminoue-gu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha day trip website.

Drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Naha. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Naminoue Beach
Naminoue Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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