32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20 h
1
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
4
Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Train + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Tokashiki-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h
9
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and walk around Kabira Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 19- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ishigaki. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Nagomi Tower
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

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, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

4
nights
Miyakojima

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: get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, make a trip to Soedo Sagaribana, identify plant and animal life at Yabiji, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima route builder tool.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by ferry takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

3
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Shichugama, kick back and relax at Ala Beach, contemplate the long history of Uegusukujo Castle Ruin, and wander the wide-open spaces of Kumejima Uma Bokujo.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho sightseeing planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin ©
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower & Kouri Ohashi). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kumejima-cho to Motobu-cho in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

3
nights
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.
Zamami-son is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, head outdoors with Aka Beach, step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island, and take some stellar pictures from Unajinosachi Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Motobu-cho to Zamami-son in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Ama Beach ©
Ama Beach

2
nights
Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tokashiki History and Folklore Museum, then head off the coast to Tokashiki-jima Island, then head outdoors with Aharen Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Aharen Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): head off the coast to Kerama Islands, pause for some photo ops at The monument of Group Self-Determination, then go for a stroll along the water at Tokashiki Port Passenger Terminal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tokashiku Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokashiki-son day trip app.

You can drive from Zamami-son to Tokashiki-son in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tokashiki-son can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kerama Islands
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach

3
nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Onna-son (Blue Cave, Cape Manzamo, &more), American Village (in Chatan-cho) and Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and ponder the world of politics at Naha City Hall Main Office.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Naha online travel route planner.

Drive from Tokashiki-son to Naha in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Naha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nanjo, St. Clara Church, American Village
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yachimun Street ©
Yachimun Street

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and then make a trip to Okage Yokocho.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Naha to Nagoya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Naha in October, things will get a bit cooler in Nagoya: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Toyota Automobile Museum, Hikone Castle
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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