4 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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4 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
train + Fly:  4​h
1
Naha
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Nagoya

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha road trip planning website .

Nagoya to Naha is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagoya in September; daily highs in Naha reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Clara Church
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and then meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Minnajima Island, then kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, and then make a trip to Kouri Ohashi.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho trip builder site .

Getting from Naha to Motobu-cho by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online visit planner .

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. September in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

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