8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Motobu-cho
— 1 night
2
Nanjo
— 2 nights
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
4
Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Yaedake Bakery, thenstroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Kouri Ocean Tower, thentake in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and then don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To plan Motobu-cho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Singapore, Singapore to Motobu-cho is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Motobu-cho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Motobu-cho are slightly colder (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nanjo.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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Nanjo

Nanjo ©
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shikinaen Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, thendon't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Yonabarucho Tsunahikishiryokan, kick back and relax at Tropical Beach, thenhead outdoors with Naminoue Beach, and finally make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nanjo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Nanjo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Motobu-cho in December since evenings lows in Nanjo dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nanjo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naha, Tropical Beach, Yonabarucho Tsunahikishiryokan
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road ©
Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 17th (Mon), head outdoors with Sunayama Beach, thensnap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, thenkick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Kurima Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nanjo to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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Taketomi-jima

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.
On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, thenexplore the activities along Kabira Bay, thenstop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yoko Gushiken Monument.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Taketomi-jima travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Taketomi-jima in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Taketomi-cho
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
Yoko Gushiken Monument ©
Yoko Gushiken Monument

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