6 Nights
7 Day Highlights of Okinawa Road Trip
from $3,599 AUD

*Price is per person.


Explore the tropics of Japan on a self-drive road trip tour package in Okinawa.



  • Explore local Okinawan Markets to experience authentic Okinawan cuisine
  • Discover why Okinawa is famed for some of the best beaches in the world
  • Visit beautiful Taketomi for a very local water buffalo ride experience 
  • Enjoy a sunset on the ocean on an Ishigaki Sunset & Night Sailing Tour
  • See the sea from a different perspective on a Blue Cave Snorkel Tour

Prices Per Person (From): 

Departure:Daily  Twin Share  $3599.00 per person

※Above prices include domestic airfares between Naha & Ishigaki. 
※International Airfares are NOT included.
※Seasonal surcharges apply. 
※Minimum of 2 people required for tour to operate. 

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Airport Naha

Airport  Naha

"Okinawa he Mensooree!" (Welcome to Okinawa!) Upon arrival at the airport, take a pre-booked shuttle to your Hotel. Following check-in, enjoy free time at leisure exploring Naha city. Located within walking distance to your hotel, we recommend a visit to Kokusaidori Street - Naha's lively must-see main street, stretching for roughly two kilometers through downtown and lined by stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir shops and boutiques offering all things Okinawa, many playing live Okinawa music to really give you the Okinawan feel. Easily accessible from Kokusaidori, and also worth a look is the Tsuboya Pottery District, which is home to a variety of attractions including Tsuboya Odori Pottery Street and the Tsuboya Pottery Museum. Following your afternoon of  sightseeing, meet your guide and embark on a Makishi Market Tour for a glimpse into the daily life of the people of Naha. Less well-known than Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Makishi still surprises visitors with its colourful stalls. An Okinawian Cooking Class, using market purchased produce, will follow this tour. Return to your Hotel after the class and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Hotel:  Daiwa Roynet Hotel Naha-Kokusaidori, or similar (Non-Smoking Twin Room)
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Naha Ishigaki

Naha  Ishigaki

Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way by shuttle to the Airport for your domestic flight to Ishigaki Island. Upon arrival, pick up your Rental car & head off on a day of exploring the Island! Why not take a drive out to Tamatorizaki Observation Point - an observation platform offering nice views of Cape Tamatori, Ibaruma Bay, Ishigaki's hilly northern peninsula and the emerald blue ocean with its coral reefs. You could then continue to make your way around the Island, stopping at Yonehara Palm Tree Groves, before arriving at Emerald blue Kabira Bay (Kabirawan) - considered Ishigaki Island's most scenic view. Swimming, snorkeling and diving in the bay are not allowed, but a touristy 30 minute long glass bottom boat ride (not included in tour costing, can be purchased upon arrival at the Bay) allows a glimpse the a beautiful underwater world. Kabira Bay, along with Iriomote, are the only two cultivation sites of black pearls in Japan. In the early evening, meet with your guide to embark on a Sunset / Night Sailing Tour to take in breathtaking views of the Island from the sea (includes softdrink, beer, wine and snack. 2 drink limit) Following the cruise you will be dropped back at your hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.
Hotel:  Ishigaki Seaside Hotel, or similar  (Non-Smoking Twin Room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Ishigaki Taketomi Ishigaki

Ishigaki  Taketomi  Ishigaki

Following breakfast at your hotel, drive your rental car to the ferry terminal and take high speed ferry to Taketomi, an island just off the coast of Ishigaki Island and the site of a beautifully preserved traditional Ryukyu village. Upon arrival, enjoy a free day of sightseeing at your leisure. We recommend hiring a bicycle (Taketomi Island is small, and it is possible to explore the island entirely on foot or by rental bicycle. Please pay the small bicycle rental fee on the spot if you choose this option) and visiting the Nagominoto Tower. Taketomi Island has both sandy beaches and rocky beaches where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling and a trip to Taketomi wouldn't be complete with out a Water Buffalo Cart Ride - 30 minute tours travel around the preserved, traditional streets of the village while a Japanese speaking guide talks about the island, sings songs and plays Okinawan music on the sanshin, an Okinawan stringed instrument (Water Buffalo Ride not included in tour costing - please pay on the spot if you choose to try this on the day).  The last ferry departs Taketomi at 5pm, so make your way back in time to return to Ishigaki where you can spend your evening at leisure.
Hotel: Ishigaki Seaside Hotel, or similar (Non-Smoking Twin Room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Ishigaki Naha Onnason

Ishigaki  Naha  Onnason

Following breakfast at your hotel, drive your rental car to the island airport and take a domestic flight back to Naha. Upon arrival in Naha, pick up your second rental car and continue roadtripping through mainland Okinawa, sightseeing at your own leisure. We recommend a stop at Shurijo Castle - one of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Castles of the Ryukyu Kingdom sites. While you're in the area, we also recommend checking out the Tamaudun Mausoleum, which is a short walk away, and also one of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Castles of the Ryukyu Kingdom and Related Sites. For travellers interested in the authentic culture, entertainment and nature of Okinawa, why not continue North to Ryukyu-mura; a theme park showcasing this Okinawan culture. On the drive to your accommodation in Onna, you will pass by Cape Maeda; known for its clear emerald green ocean with its beautiful coral reef. Cape Maeda really shines in the evening, with its sunset views from the cape considered so special that its location is frequently used for movies and television commercials. After checking into  your hotel, spend the evening at leisure.
Hotel:  Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach, or similar (Non-Smoking Twin Room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Onnason Motobu Peninsula

Onnason  Motobu Peninsula

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a morning snorkel tour of Cape Maeda's Blue Cave (subject to availability at time of travel); a famous snorkelling & diving locale, this cave is known for its blue glowing light & fish sightings. Following this tour continue your drive north to the Motobu Peninsula, where you will find The Churaumi Aquarium; widely considered Japan's best aquarium. It is the main attraction of the Ocean Expo Park on the former grounds of the 1975 International Ocean Expo in northern Okinawa Honto. After touring the aquarium, visit the Bise Fukugi Trees; beautiful Fukugi (common garcinia) trees are used as a windbreak, and the blue ocean comes into view after passing through the trees. Walk along the coast for 15 – 20 minutes and you will reach Bisezaki, the northwest tip of the Motobu Peninsula, which offers a good view of the tree-lined alley and the surrounding sea. Following your day of sightseeing, make your way to your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure.
Hotel: Resort Hotel Bel Paraiso, or similar (Non-Smking Twin Room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Motobu Peninsula

Motobu Peninsula

Following breakfast at your hotel, continue onward on your road trip, heading toward Kouri Bridge & Kouri Ocean Tower. Kouri Bridge is the longest toll-free bridge with a span of 1,960 meters in Japan featuring the spectacular ocean views which will dazzle your eyes as you cross over it. Climb to the top of Kouri Ocean Tower for panoramic views of the surrounding sea and islands, with the observation tower accessible to all travellers either by automatic cart or walking among tropical plant life and a man-made waterfall. On your way up, you might like to stop by the shell museum on the first floor, exhibiting over 1,000 rare and exotic shells from all around the world. On the observation deck, ring the tower bell and receive a professional souvenir photo. The Tower's cafe is a great place to treat yourself to a bite to eat accompanied by outdoor ocean views. Travel back over the bridge and onward toward Cape Manzamo - one of the most popular tourist spots on Okinawa Island. The scenic 20-meter high limestone cliff with its elephant trunk-like shape is a must-see on your island road-trip. Formed by elevated coral reef, the spectacular view was often referred to in ancient Okinawan literature and songs. A 10-minute walking trail along the cliff and the clear blue ocean should be part of your visit, and well worth it at the end of the day for a fantastic place to enjoy a beautiful sunset. In the evening return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Hotel: Resort Hotel Bel Paraiso, or similar (Non-Smking Twin Room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Motobu Peninsula Nago Naha Airport (Departure)

Motobu Peninsula  Nago  Naha Airport (Departure)

Following breakfast at your hotel, depart on the last leg of your Okinawa road trip, heading back toward Naha Airport for your departure. On the way, make a stop at Nago Pineapple Park. Pineapples have been cultivated on Okinawa as an agricultural product for around a century, and your admission ticket to the park includes a ride on an automatic vehicle through pineapple fields and a tropical garden, and an adjacent souvenir shop that affords visitors the chance to sample pineapple products. Among the various products are pineapple wines, juices, cakes, chocolates, as well as dried and fresh pineapple. During certain times of the year, it is also possible to observe how pineapples are peeled, cut and canned in a small factory on site. Following your fill of pineapples, resume your road trip enjoying the coastal scenery as you travel south toward the airport. Return your rental car and bid a "namakara nji chuun" (I'm leaving, but I'll be back!) to Okinawa before making your way to departures for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

  • Hotels: Naha (1 Night), Ishigaki (2 Nights), Onna (1 Night), Motobu Peninsula (2 Nights) 
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts
  • Guide: English-speaking Guide included where indicated on day  tours only
  • Transportation: Airport Shuttle (Day 1 & 2), Return Domestic Flight: Naha - Ishigaki - Naha (Day 2 & 4), 3-Day Toyota Rental Car Hire (Ishigaki), Return Ferry Ticket: Ishigaki - Taketomi (Day 3), 4-Day Toyota Rental Car (Okinawa Mainland)
  • Day Tours & Admission: As outlined in itinerary

* Excludes International Airfares
* All tour components subject to booking availability and international travel regulations.
* For full terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
* Where indicated, activities & sightseeing are recommended only, and are not included in tour costing
* Costing is per person and may vary depending on the exchange rate at the time of travel. The final rate will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

Driving In Japan

When driving in Japan, one of the following types of licenses is required. Be sure to confirm beforehand and complete the necessary procedures. Your own country’s license may be required as well, so be sure to bring it with you. With regards to 3 and 4, please have these documents prepared in advance in your respective country.

1. A Japanese driver’s license (for persons residing in Japan)
2. U.S. Forces, Japan Operator’s Permit for Civilian Vehicle
3. Passport + An international driving permit based on the Convention on Road Traffic (Geneva Convention) + Driver’s license from their respective country
4. Persons with a driver’s license issued in Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, France, Belgium, Monaco, or Taiwan also require a Passport + Driver’s license from their respective country + An original Japanese translation of the license. (The Japanese translation must be from the embassy or consulate in Japan of the respective country, JAF (Japan Automobile Federation), or the East Asia Relations Commission).

Worry Free Travel – COVID Safe Plan Protocols

In order to provide you with a safe and worry-free travel experience, we have implemented protocols in accordance with WHO guidelines focused on enhanced cleanliness and hygiene. 

Airports ※Guests are expected to wear face masks on planes and in airport terminals.
※Airport staff are instructed to wear face masks and gloves when deemed necessary.
※Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints such as cart handles, restrooms, and counters.
※Using acrylic screens at face-to-face type counters to protect guests and airport staff from droplets.
※Hand sanitizer stations in high passenger volume areas throughout the airport.
※Ensuring adequate ventilation which allows for the airport terminal’s entire air to be replaced.
※Maintaining social distancing with queue markings between lines and seating.
Tour Vehicles ※Disinfection and ventilation of cars &/or buses during the day.
※Disinfectant hand sanitizer available on board.
※Drivers wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Drivers cannot work if they feel unwell or have fever above 37.5 Celsius.
Hotels ※Hand sanitizer stations available throughout the hotel.
※Frequent use facilities to be disinfected regularly using alcohol.
※Protective screens or plastic shields installed at reception desks and cashier stations.
※Limited physical contact and queuing where possible.
※Health condition status will be requested at check-in.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.
Restaurants ※Hand sanitizing alcohol to be provided at entrances and throughout restaurants.
※All restaurant staff to wear face masks.
※All tables and chairs to be disinfected/wiped after guests leave.
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.
*All restaurants are encouraged to adopt contactless payment method on a nationwide basis.
Partner Venues ※All staff at each site will wear face masks while serving guests.
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Guests are asked to wear face masks and disinfect their hands at each facility.
※Each facility conducts enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures.
※Maintaining social distancing while visiting / participating in experiences.
※Provision of thoroughly ventilated air conditioning systems at each facility.
Tour Guides ※All tour guides are required to provide a daily health status report.
※Tour guides must wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Minimizing physical contact through the implementation of contactless / touchless solutions where possible.
※Following health authority guidelines regarding the wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and avoiding physical contact.


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