15 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Itoman
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Itoman
— 1 day
Drive
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Uruma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nakijin-son
— 1 night
Drive
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Naha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights
Drive to New Ishigaki Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Itoman

Itoman is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Himeyuri Peace Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Oka Monument, then contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Umanchu Market.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Itoman road trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Itoman is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Itoman due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Itoman when traveling from Tel Aviv in November, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Uruma.

Things to do in Itoman

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

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Uruma

On a vacation in Uruma, a city nestled on Okinawa's Pacific coast and encompassing eight islands, you can discover its many scenic natural trails, historic stone castles, and shrines of the indigenous Ryukyuan religion.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, then sample the tasty concoctions at Kamimuyra Brewery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Awase Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, then browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, then shop like a local with Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

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Traveling by car from Itoman to Uruma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Itoman in November, Uruma is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Uruma

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

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Nakijin-son

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Kouri Beach, then steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, then make a trip to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nakijin-son tour planner.

Getting from Uruma to Nakijin-son by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Umichurara, buy something for everyone on your list at Sakaemachi Arcade, then step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and finally let your taste buds guide you at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, browse the different shops at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, then make a trip to Shijo Hondori, then learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and finally browse the different shops at San-A Naha Main Place.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naha travel planner.

You can drive from Nakijin-son to Naha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nakijin-son in November since evenings lows in Naha dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping · Classes · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, then go for a walk through Shimojishima Airport RW17 End, and finally head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip planning website.

Getting from Naha to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kannonzaki Lighthouse and Fusaki Kannondo. Step off the beaten path and head to Yonehara Beach and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's lots more to do: stop by Yurateiku Market, steep yourself in history at Tojinbaka, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gongen-do Temple.

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Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. November in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aiyaruhama Beach, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, then look for gifts at Tedun Kariyushi Hall, then go for a stroll along the water at Taketomi Port, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Taketomi-jima trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi-jima in an hour. In November in Taketomi-jima, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

Source

Yaeyama-gun travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Islands