6 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Motobu-cho
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, then explore the activities along Kabira Bay, then take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, and finally Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): head outdoors with Smoothly, enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, expect Ishigaki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
day
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 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally ride a horse along Iejima Beach Side Horse Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in January, Motobu-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala and then explore the fascinating underground world of Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naha road trip site .

Getting from Motobu-cho to Naha by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Motobu-cho in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nanjo
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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