Day 1 - SINGAPORE - OKINAWA NAHA (Meals on Board/Dinner)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Naha, Okinawa. Consisting of 160 islands of various sizes scattered across a vast area of ocean, Okinawa is home to crystal blue seas, white sandy beaches and colourful marine life. The temperature during winter is similar to that of springtime in Tokyo and Osaka, making it warm and comfortable throughout the year. Naha is the largest city in Okinawa Prefecture. Located in the southern part of Okinawa Main Island, it is the political, economic and transportation centre of the prefecture. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 - NAHA - NAGO (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, begin your exploration of the beautiful island in earnest. Visit Cape Manzamo, a scenic rock formation situated on the northwest Okinawa coast, not far from the picturesque beaches of Onna Village. The cape overlooks the East China Sea and is known for its distinctive shape that resembles an elephant’s trunk. One of the most beautiful cliffs of Okinawa and also a popular photo motif consisting completely of corals, the peculiar shape was formed over time when the high waves continually splash against the cliff. Next, hop onto a pineapple-shaped car and ride through Nago Pineapple Park, a theme park centred on pineapples and other tropical fruits of Nago. Next, travel to cross the 1960-metre long Kouri Bridge, which will then take you to Kouri Island, also known as Love Island due to the Okinawan legend of Adam and Eve. Here lie Kouri Ocean Tower and a variety of cafes and minshuku, a type of family-run Japanese lodging. Thereafter, visit Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which is located within Ocean Expo Park and currently the world’s 2nd-largest aquarium. The park is home to a number of facilities where you can encounter marine creatures including dolphins, sea turtles and manatees.
Day 3 - NAGO - NAHA (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, visit Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, the former castle of the Ryukyuan monarch Gosamaru and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many Chinese porcelain and Ryukyuan ceramic tools from the 13th to 15th century were found here. Today, only the castle walls and a beautiful view of the ocean remain. Next, experience creating one of the most popular Japanese foods in a fun DIY sushi session and have your hand-rolled sushi for lunch. This afternoon, proceed to Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom for some|shopping. Opened on April 24 2015, it is the largest shopping complex in Okinawa and houses more than 200 stores. It also has the biggest food court in Okinawa with 60 restaurants and approximately 5,500 seats. For more shopping, head to Mihama American Village, an outdoor shopping mall initially set up for the US marines based in the island.
Day 4 - NAHA (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Shuri Castle, which was used for many years as the castle of the kings of Ryukyu. Its vermillion color sets it apart from the other castles in mainland Japan. Next, visit Shuri Ryusen for a unique coral and bingata dyeing experience. Bingata is the Okinawan craft of dyeing colorful patterns into fabrics and it is said to have originated in Shuri in Naha City 400 years ago. Together with the traditional Bingata method, Shuri Ryusen has also developed its own style of using real coral stamps to create honeycomb-like patterns. After lunch, step into Okinawa World, a family-friendly theme park that lets visitors discover Okinawan culture in a fun-filled environment. Here, you will find rows of shops and houses reproduced in traditional Okinawan style. Over at the crafts village, there are art museums and studios for making Bingata and woven textiles, and a glass factory where you can enjoy a DIY glass session at your own expense. A visit to Okinawa World is not complete without an exploration of Gyokusendo Cave, a beautiful 5- kilometre long limestone cave, of which only 890 metres is open to the public. It is the longest of many caves found in the south of Okinawa Island and the 2nd-longest in the entire country. While at Okinawa World, you may catch the Super Eisa show, a vibrant drum dance traditionally performed during Obon festivals in Okinawa and surrounding islands. End your day with some shopping at Ashibinaa Outlet Mall, a shopping paradise with over 70 shops of mainly European brands such as Fossil, Armani, Gap, Vivienne Westwood, Reebok and Ralph Lauren.
Day 5 - NAHA - SINGAPORE (Hotel Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and stop by Tomari Iyumachi to witness the early catch from the local fishermen at the wharf. Then, head to Naminoue Shrine, a Shinto shrine that sits atop a high cliff, overlooking Naminoue Beach and the ocean. Thereafter, proceed to the airport for your flight back home.
- Remarks|Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.|If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative.|During major events, accommodation may not be in the city mentioned.|Updated 6 Jul 2017