29 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

29 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Zamami-son
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Zamami-son
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nakijin-son
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naha
— 5 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zamami-son: Kumejima-cho (Kumejima Nature Park Tonnahaenchi, Kumejima Hotaru Kan, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Toma, enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach, get great views at Unajinosachi Observatory, and step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son trip planner.

Portland, USA to Zamami-son is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland to Zamami-son, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Zamami-son is much hotter than Portland - with highs of 70°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

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Nakijin-son

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakijin-son: Nago (Helios Distillery & Busena Marine Park), Izena-son (Gitara Coast, Mt. Izena Forest Park, &more) and Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nago Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nakijin-son online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zamami-son to Nakijin-son by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Zamami-son in December since evenings lows in Nakijin-son dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Naha.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, Sefa-Utaki, &more), Onna-son (Diamond Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Yomitan-son (Cape Zampa, Zakimi Castle Ruins, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, make a trip to Umi-Budou henza Farm, and head off the coast to Senagajima Island.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naha online route planner.

Drive from Nakijin-son to Naha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nakijin-son in December since evenings lows in Naha dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Unarizaki Park, take in the pleasant sights at Ruins of Amitory Village, and make a trip to Funauki Village.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Naha to Iriomote-jima in 6 hours. December in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Iko Pier, Higashisuji, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, walk around Banna Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ishigaki using our trip planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip builder tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. December in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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.

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