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3 Days in Okinawa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2016

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Okinawa is an island with a deep history, diverse culture and strong political leanings where travelers can spend as much time exploring as they can learning and doing. Three days provides visitors with just enough time to tap into history and dive deep into the ocean for a truly memorable visit.

Go Royal
Spend the day on a historic adventure and learn about Ryukyu Kingdom on a visit to Shuri Castle. Wander the traditional gardens and iconic temples before heading to Nakijin Castle. Stroll through the remains of a 13th century fortress that includes ceremonial grounds, ancient living quarters and excavated archeological sites. 

Explore the City
Take a day to venture into Okinawa City—an urban center steeped in history, culture, politics and traditions. Visit the popular botanical gardens, where indigenous plants and rare species are always on display. Experience the electric energy of Daiichi Makishi Public Market before taking a moment of quiet reflection and remembrance at the sobering Himeyuri Peace Museum. Then sing the night away at one of the city’s popular karaoke bars.

Bum around the Beach
Head to one of Okinawa’s famous beaches and spend the afternoon lounging on sandy shores or diving deep into the clear waters. Expansive corals reefs and protected waterways make for memorable snorkeling at places like Cape Maeda, while jellyfish-free waves at Haimurubrushi make it one of the best locations for a relaxing tropical island dip.
 

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Iriomote, Yubu and Taketomi Island Tour Including Water Buffalo Cart Ride, Ishigaki, null
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Iriomote, Yubu and Taketomi Island Tour Including Water Buffalo Cart Ride

Tour three Okinawa Islands on this full-day tour via a ferry round-trip from Ishigaki. On Iriomote Island, take a mangrove cruise on the Nakama River followed ...  Read more

Location: Ishigaki, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.19
Okinawa Islands Tour: Iriomote, Yubu, Kohama and Taketomi Islands from Ishigaki Island, Ishigaki, ... 
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Okinawa Islands Tour: Iriomote, Yubu, Kohama and Taketomi Islands from Ishigaki Island

Visit three Okinawa islands in one day — Iriomote, Yubu and Kohama — with the option of upgrading your tour to include Taketomi Island. Embark on a river ...  Read more

Location: Ishigaki, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.10
Taketomi Island Day Trip from Ishigaki with Optional Bike Rental or Kondoi Beach, Ishigaki, Day ... 
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Taketomi Island Day Trip from Ishigaki with Optional Bike Rental or Kondoi Beach

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Take a round-trip ferry from Ishigaki to Taketomi and experience the island’s traditional Okinawan culture at your own pace. After a water buffalo cart ride ...  Read more

Location: Ishigaki, Japan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $36.23
Iriomote Island and Yubu Island Tour, Ishigaki, Day Trips
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Iriomote Island and Yubu Island Tour

Escape to the remote Iriomote and Yubu islands, both near Okinawa. A river cruise on Iriomote Island takes you past the mangrove-lined banks of the Nakama ...  Read more

Location: Ishigaki, Japan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.64
Three Tank Boat Diving Tour in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Day Trips
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Three Tank Boat Diving Tour in Miyakojima

Dive amidst Miyako Island's fascinating nature and wildlife,  the perfect area for divers with a spirit of adventure. You can enjoy the dynamic topography ...  Read more

Location: Miyakojima, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.85
One Tank Introductory Boat Diving Tour in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Scuba Diving
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One Tank Introductory Boat Diving Tour in Miyakojima

Try scuba diving in the ocean of the great Miyako Island. This is the perfect area where you can enjoy the dynamic topography of Okinawa's Miyakojima, Miyako ...  Read more

Location: Miyakojima, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.15
Two Tank Introductory Boat Diving Tour in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Scuba Diving
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Two Tank Introductory Boat Diving Tour in Miyakojima

Dive amidst Miyako Island's fascinating nature and wildlife. This is the perfect area for divers with a spirit of adventure. You can enjoy the dynamic ...  Read more

Location: Miyakojima, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.38

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