8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + train + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nanjo
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + train + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Miyakojima
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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): look for gifts at Yaedake Bakery, don't miss a visit to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Kouri-jima Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Kouri Ocean Tower, then make a trip to Kouri Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Remains.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Motobu-cho is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Motobu-cho hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shikina-en Garden, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, then don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, then step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Yonabarucho Tsunahikishiryokan, then kick back and relax at Tropical Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nanjo road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Nanjo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Motobu-cho in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nanjo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nanjo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

1
night
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nanjo to Miyakojima takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

2
nights
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), stroll through Kondoi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then appreciate the history behind Yoko Gushiken Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taketomi-jima online journey planner .

Getting from Miyakojima to Taketomi-jima by combination of flight and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Taketomi-cho
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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