56 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

56 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Naha
— 8 nights
2
Zamami-son
— 6 nights
3
Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
4
Kumejima-cho
— 6 nights
5
Iriomote-jima
— 8 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 10 nights
7
Hateruma-jima
— 2 nights
8
Miyakojima
— 8 nights

8
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center & Cape Zampa), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cape Manzamo, &more) and American Village (in Chatan-cho). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, step off the mainland to explore Senagajima Island, and contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naha travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Naha is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Naha, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Naha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nanjo, Onna-son, Itoman, Yomitan-son, Uruma
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

6
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Toma, take some stellar pictures from Unajinosachi Observatory, head off the coast to Zamami Island, and get outside with Aka Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zamami-son trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Naha to Zamami-son takes 1.5 hours. In March in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimajiri-gun
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Aka Beach ©
Aka Beach
Aka Island ©
Aka Island

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Izena-son (Shirasagi Lookout & Mt. Izena Forest Park), Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Tomibansho Trace) and Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and experience rural life at Aiai Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Motobu-cho trip maker site.

You can drive from Zamami-son to Motobu-cho in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Zamami-son in March, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nago, Nakijin-son, Kunigami-son, Izena-son, Matsuda Limestone Cave
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

6
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Go for a jaunt from Kumejima-cho to Nanjo to see Ojima Coast about 5 hours away. The adventure continues: tee off at Kumejima Seaside Park Golf Club, take in the views from Shirugachi Bridge, get outside with Tsumugi Bridge, and see the vivid underwater world at Shichugama.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Kumejima-cho can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ojima Coast
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Shirugachi Bridge ©
Shirugachi Bridge

8
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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region, and go for a walk through Ruins of Amitory Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kumejima-cho to Iriomote-jima in 6.5 hours. April in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

10
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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, enjoy the sea views from Oganzaki Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki online travel route builder.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, make a trip to Cape Takanazaki, take in panoramic vistas at Haterum Island Starlight Tower, then take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port, then head outdoors with Nishihama Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Court Mori. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Haterumajima Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Pemuchi Beach, appreciate the history behind Oyake Akahachi Monument, then make a trip to Hateruma Post Office, then look for gifts at Naishiburaku Cooperative Shop, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sokonatameike Viewing Platform.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hateruma-jima trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Hateruma-jima are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan ©
Hateruma Port ©
Hateruma Port

8
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: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hateruma-jima to Miyakojima. May in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 2 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Kayaking & Canoeing

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