【Okinawa Trip】Recommended: Golden Plan with 4-night stay

【Okinawa Trip】Recommended: Golden Plan with 4-night stay

We recommend at least a 4-night stay to fully enjoy Okinawa. We are your Okinawa travel resource and would like to introduce you to the best trip plan by rental car. Travel on your own time to watch, eat, play and shop.

Day1 Let’s go to Mihama American Village which is popular among the youth.

①Naha Airport International Terminal

Naha Airport International Terminal

Here you are at the Naha Airport (international terminal)! Talk to the staff from the rental car agent who will be waiting at the exit of the arrival lobby.

②Here you are at the rental car agent.

Here you are at the rental car agent.

Get on a pick up bus and you will arrive at a business office located near the airport in about 5-15 minutes.

③Complete application

Complete application

Complete the process to rent a car inside the office, and you are ready to go!

*The place where to wait for a pick up bus will be different depending on the rental car agents.

1.mano

About 30 mins by car from Naha Airport

mano

Find your favorite tableware and household items handpicked from everywhere in Okinawa as well as all over Japan. As the shop is located on a hill, you will be greeted by the spectacular view.


2.Mihama American Village

About 40 mins by car from Naha Airport

Mihama American Village

A major tourist spot in the central area with shopping and eateries galore in a California-type atmosphere. Depot Island is always busy with local customers.


3.Sunset Beach

About 40 mins by car from Naha Airport

Sunset Beach

IThis white sandy beach is located adjacent to Sunset Beach and Mihama American Village. It is a popular place where you can stop by for beautiful sunset on the way to city fun.


4.Fabulous restaurants around Mihama American Village

Taco Rice Café KIJIMUNAA

About five mins walk from The Beach Tower Okinawa

Taco Rice Café KIJIMUNAA

Visit here for “Omu Taco”, the superb piece of soft and melty omelet.

Tokachi Horumon KEMURI Chatan Store

About five mins by car from Mihama American Village

Tokachi Horumon KEMURI Chatan Store

A Yakiniku restaurant popular with locals. Offering extremely fresh meat directly delivered from their own managed farm in Hokkaido at a very low cost.

Agu no Kakurega, Chatan

About five mins walk from Mihama American Village

Agu no Kakurega, Chatan

High quality kuroge wagyu beef shabu-shabu and steamed Hiroshima oyster are also popular.


5.Excellent resort hotels along the island’s western coast

Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay

About ten mins by car from Ishikawa Exit

Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay

We are proud of an 800 meter long white sandy natural beach and vast premises

Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo Hotel

About 15 mins by car from Ishikawa Exit

Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo Hotel

Every room has a panoramic view of the East China Sea and has a separate living and bed room.

Royal Hotel Okinawa Zanpamisaki

About 15 mins by car from Ishikawa Exit

Royal Hotel Okinawa Zanpamisaki

White sandy beach, clear blue sky and superb sunset; the best location there is.

Day2 Enjoy the churaumi aquarium on a scenic driving excursion.

1.Cape Manza

About five mins by car from Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel

Cape Manza

The dynamic natural scenery of the emerald green ocean and steep cliffs made from the elevated coral reef is a must-see.


2.Busena Marine Park Underwater Observatory and Glass-bottom Boat

About 20 mins by car from Cape Manza

Busena Marine Park Underwater Observatory and Glass-bottom Boat

Colorful fish and coral greet you here at the only underwater observatory on the main island. Relax and have fun with this diving-like experience!


3.Sesoko Island

About 15 mins by car from Sesoko Island

Sesoko Island

A small island connected to the Motobu peninsula by the Sesoko Ohashi bridge, where you can drive from the main island and enjoy marine sports!


4.Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

About 15 mins by car from Sesoko Island

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The ocean environment of Okinawa is faithfully reproduced here at one of the largest aquariums in the world. The whale sharks and manta rays gracefully swimming in the enormous tank are a sight to see.


5.You can stop for lunch at several locations near the aquarium, Kouri Island and the many restaurants around the coast.

Churaumi Kitchen PAPAYA

About five mins by car from Churaumi Aquarium

Churaumi Kitchen PAPAYA

A rich variety of dishes using the freshest ingredients. The terrace where you can enjoy great views of the ocean while eating

UFUYA

About 25 mins by car from Churaumi Aquarium

UFUYA

Ryukyu cuisine in this 100-year-old historical house is something special. Backyard is open for nature walk.

Vintage Centurion Resort Okinawa Churaumi Restaurant ”Tres Bien”

About five mins walk from Churaumi Aquarium

Vintage Centurion Resort Okinawa Churaumi Restaurant ”Tres Bien”

Appreciating a variety of gourmet food in a resort setting. You can also appreciate the tender, juicy flavors of high-grade marbled wagyu beef.


6.The Garcinia Trees of Bise

About five mins by car from Churaumi Aquarium

The Garcinia Trees of Bise

Garcinia trees were long used as windbreaks in Okinawa. Enjoy the atmosphere of old Okinawa in this village surrounded by garcinia trees.


7.Kouri Island

About 30 mins by car from The Garcinia Trees of Bise

Kouri Island

A tiny island in the middle of the emerald green sea, the 2 km Kouri Bridge gives one a sense of driving on the water.


8.Great places for stopping by while you are in northern Okinawa

Okinawa Goya Park

About 25 mins by car from Kyoda Exit

Okinawa Goya Park

Bitter gourds ripen throughout the year here, and you can discover what real bitter gourds are.

Glass House in Forest

About 15 mins by car from Kyoda Exit

Glass House in Forest

Experience the skill and sense of Ryukyu glass while feeling like a glass artisan. There are many works to choose from including a glass for yourself, accessories and photo frames.

OKINAWA Fruit Land

About 15 mins by car from Kyoda Exit

OKINAWA Fruit Land

Comfortable even if it’s raining. It’s a subtropical paradise enveloped in a sweet fragrance.

Ryukyu-Kobo KURUCHI

About 10 mins by car from Churaumi Aquarium

Ryukyu-Kobo KURUCHI

Ryukyu perfume made by blending 9 aromas of your choice from 32 different essential oils. Not only the aroma but with the beautiful Ryukyu glass bottle, you can enjoy the appearance as well.

Glass Art AI

About 22 mins by car from Churaumi Aquarium

Glass Art AI

There is a lineup of Ryukyu glasses incorporating innovative technology yet cherishing the tradition. Let’s go find that only one destined to be your own! Glass making which you blow from start to finish is also popular

Atelier43

out 25 mins by car from Kyoda Exit

Atelier43

Experience making a simple Shisa (Okinawan lion) for a beginner. You can take it home that day so take a photo with the finished work at the beach in front of the workshop.


9.Good eats around the resort hotels along the island’s western coast

Farm Style Grill SHIMABUTAYA

About five mins by car from Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort

Farm Style Grill SHIMABUTAYA

Enjoy highest quality ingredients such as agu pork, local wagyu(Japanese beef), and Japanese tiger prawns, cooked in different ways such as charcoal-grilled or steamed with the local sake, awamori.

GYUTON GASSEN ONNA GOTEN

About 15 mins walk from Renaissance Resort Okinawa

GYUTON GASSEN ONNA GOTEN

This is a specialty restaurant where you can taste more than 100 different kinds and cuts of brand-name meat, such as Ishigaki beef and beni-agu pork.

Burger Shop H&S

Across to the Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort

Burger Shop H&S

Treat yourself to a hamburger sandwich made with Okinawa’s branded meat of Ishigakigyu Beef and Agu Pork. Takeout also available!

Day3 After a day exploring the island, head to Kokusai Dori St. at night.

1.SUMMER RESORT OKINAWA

About two mins drive from The Renaissance Resort Hotel

SUMMER RESORT OKINAWA

Looking for marine activities like fly board or blue grott snorkeling? We assure you will have good times with us!


2.Restaurant GANSO UMIBUDO

About five mins walk from SUMMER RESORT OKINAWA

Restaurant GANSO UMIBUDO

The origin of Ganso Umibudo Don (bowl dish) which uses the seaweed called “Umibudo”


3.Grace

About 12 mins by car from Umibudo

Grace

Find jewelry to treasure always. It has a simple form and is recommended to be used as an accessory.


4.Feel the nature and culture of Okinawa with your whole body.

BIOS on the Hill

About ten mins by car from Grace

BIOS on the Hill

Experience the many types of flora and fauna, such as the brilliant orchid, in this vast subtropical garden park.

RYUKYU MURA

About five mins by car from Grace

RYUKYU MURA

Old Okinawa is reconstructed here, with houses over 100 years old lining the streets.

Okinawa Kokuto Inc.

About 15 mins by car from Grace

Okinawa Kokuto Inc.

You can taste fresh brown sugar as you join a tour of the brown sugar production process


5.Check in your hotel near Kokusai Dori St.; explore the lively street

Hotel JAL City Naha

About ten mins walk from Miebashi Station

Hotel JAL City Naha

Inside the building is so calm that you even forget that it is located at the center of the Kokusai Dori St.

Toyoko Inn Naha Asahi-bashi Ekimae

About three mins walk from Asahibashi Station

Toyoko Inn Naha Asahi-bashi Ekimae

It is about 3 minutes away on foot from the Naha bus terminal and the monorail station, which is convenient for sightseeing.

Loisir Hotel Naha

About 13 mins walk from Asahibashi Station

Loisir Hotel Naha

An elegant city resort hotel standing in a port area, conveniently located in the center of Kokusai Dori St.

RYUKYU YA

About five mins walk from Kencho-mae Station

RYUKYU YA

All additive free confectionaries are directly from their own sweets facility. Souvenirs including coral jewelries and café space are also available.

Okinawa Grand Blue

About ten mins walk from Miehashi Station

Okinawa Grand Blue

The specialty jewelry shop offering great pieces for customers of all generations and genders. Meet Ryukyu Hotaru Glass (Okinawan glass beads with silver leaf inclusion), the joyous beauty just to look at.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Asato Kokusai-dori branch

About five mins walk from the Asato Station

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Asato Kokusai-dori branch

Selling at discount prices famous domestic brand cosmetics including Shiseido and KOSE as well as class 3 drugs such as Alinamin EX!

Speciality Shop for Salt MASUYA

About five mins walk from Kenchomae Station

Speciality Shop for Salt MASUYA

Find salts from Okinawa, Japan and the world at this salt specialty shop.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Gift shop UMICHURARA

About five mins walk from Kencho-mae Station

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Gift shop UMICHURARA

Greeting from tropical fish in our mini aquarium! Get Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium original and popular goods in Naha!

Mango House Kokusai Street Shop

About eight mins walk from Kencho-mae Station

Mango House Kokusai Street Shop

Popular original Kariyushi wear full of playfulness. Have the whole family wear a matching Kariyushi wear and let’s get in the mood of being at a resort.


6.Good eats around Kokusai Dori St.

Ageman

About five mins walk from Kencho-mae Station

Ageman

The Okinawa dishes from the classic to the creative are all lip smacking good. Yakitori grilled over charcoal fire using “Miyazaki Jitokko” full of tasty goodness is very juicy. “Zaru Mozuku” directly delivered from Izena island is also high recommended.

Okinawa Cuisine CHINUMAN, Kokusai Dori. St., Makishi

About three mins walk from Makishi Station

Okinawa Cuisine CHINUMAN, Kokusai Dori. St., Makishi

Authentic Okinawan cuisine using selected ingredients is here! Folk songs live is on and free every day.

GANAHA YAKINIKUTEN Pork Offal Grill

About seven mins walk from the Miebashi Station

GANAHA YAKINIKUTEN Pork Offal Grill

Try the fresh, high quality Yanbaru agu pork that, because it’s home-raised, you can only taste here.

Dining Hana

About two mins walk from the Miebashi Station

Dining Hana

Selected Okinawa produced foodstuffs, domestic seafood and Awamori (Okinawa sake) brewed in jar will greet you. Broiled sushi using carefully selected Ishigaki beef is a must.

Canvas Steak

About three mins walk from Kencho-mae Station

Canvas Steak

Let’s indulge yourself with American style Okinawa Wagyu! The red wine sauce which is a specialty of the restaurant will double the goodness. It includes soup, rice and salad.

HAKATA IKKOUSHA ramen restaurant Kokusai St.Store

About five mins walk from the Miebashi Station

HAKATA IKKOUSHA ramen restaurant Kokusai St.Store

If you want to taste authentic Hakata pork bone ramen in Okinawa, this is it. The creamy soup, unlike the way it looks, is easy to drink. The chandelier using large china spoons is a must see!

Day4 Let’s drive in southern Okinawa.

1.Nirai-Kanai Bridge

About 35 mins by car from Haebaru-kita Exit from Haebaru-kita Inter Section

Nirai-Kanai Bridge

U-shaped bridge of 660 meters in total length. As you walk on the bridge, you can taste the sense of jumping out towards the sea and the sky.


2.Mi-baru Beach

About 15 mins by car from Nirai-Kanai Bridge

Mi-baru Beach

The natural beach of 1km total length which lets you feel the Okinawan primitive sights. They have a glass boat and you can enjoy the world of the ocean with it.


3.Okinawa World & Gyokusendo Cave

About 15 mins by car from Mi-baru Beach

Okinawa World & Gyokusendo Cave

Experience Okinawa’ s history/culture/nature by enjoying the scenic recreation of old time Okinawa at this unique village.


4.Restaurant & Cafe MAKABE CHINAA

About 25 mins by car from Okinawa World & Gyokusendo Cave

Restaurant & Cafe MAKABE CHINAA

The presence of the red roof impresses us about the long history of Okinawa. The set of soba (noodle) using local pork and vegetables is popular.


5.Ryukyu Glass Craft

About five mins by car from MAKABE CHINAA

Ryukyu Glass Craft

The largest glass factory in Okinawa. Participate in glass-making workshops and create your one-and-only glass art.


6.Chura SUN Beach

About 15 mins by car from Ryukyu Glass Craft

Chura SUN Beach

This is a beach of beautiful white sand of 700m total length, which is the closest from the airport. You can enjoy swimming anytime around the Naha area.


7.Okinawa Outlet Mall AHIBINAA

About three mins by car from Chura SUN Beach

Okinawa Outlet Mall AHIBINAA

It is a shopping mall which offers items ranging from popular brands to outlet goods. It houses 101 stores.


8.Returning the car

Returning the car

About five mins walk from Toyota Renta Car to Akamine Station.


9.A brief trip to Naha and a newly developed modern area by monorail

San-A NAHA Main Place

About five mins walk from Omoromachi Station

San-A NAHA Main Place

A shopping mall where local people often visit. This mall offers rich choice of facilities such as supermarkets, individual shops & restaurants and an electronic products store.

TAJIMAYA

About five mins walk from Omoromachi Station

TAJIMAYA

There are so many products obsessed with being Made in Japan including a collaborated item between “Chibana Hanaori”, a traditional craft designated by the country, and Tajimaya that you will have a hard time choosing which one to buy.

RYUMI Shabu-shabu and Charcoal Grill

About seven mins walk from Omoromachi Station

RYUMI Shabu-shabu and Charcoal Grill

Enjoy savory Yanbaru Shima Buta Agu pork cooked on a shichirin (charcoal grill stove) and mouth-watering shabu-shabu.

Day5 Take a leisurely walk; feel the Ryukyu culture.

1.Shurijo Castle

About 15 mins walk from Syuri Station

Shurijo Castle

The castle was the royal court and administrative center for the culture/government/diplomacy of the Ryukyu Kingdom for 450 years. The present building was restored in 1992.


2.Shurikinjo-cho Stone-Path Road

About five mins walk from Shurijo

Shurikinjo-cho Stone-Path Road

An old stone path of approximately 300 meters that leads to the south side of Shurijo — a castle that has stood for 500 years as a symbol of the Ryukyu Kingdom.


3.Okinawa Cuisine Shuri Iroha-tei

About ten mins walk from Shurijo

Okinawa Cuisine Shuri Iroha-tei

Going down a cobblestone road you will find a house surrounded by a garden. Please enjoy traditional Okinawa dishes here in relaxation. The various dishes served on elegant plates have an air of tastefulness of Shuri everywhere


4.SHURI RYUSEN Okinawa Traditional Textile Studio

About ten mins walk from Stone-Path Road

SHURI RYUSEN Okinawa Traditional Textile Studio

You can make a field trip to Bingata studio. Creating an original piece of art and craft using local corals or Bingata dying experience is something fun to do.


So, there it is Okinawa in four nights!
Take care on your journey home.

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