Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Okinawa
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
802
Overview
Start
Naha
Goal
Naha
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
200 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route

Driving route to go central area of Okinawa island within 2 days. You can rent a car at either Airport or Kokusai street and head to central area of Okinawa island.
It covers wonderful nature scenery such as Kafu Banta Cliff and Cape Zampa. Driving on the kaichu road will be unforgettable memory. In addition, you can visit the places where still keep atmosphere and culture of old Okinawa, such as UNESCO world heritage Shurijo Castle Park and Katsurenjo Castle Ruin. For shopping, Mihama American Village, Minatogawa Stateside Town, Tomari Port Fish Market and duty free stores. It is also recommended to stop by cafes in very nice atmosphere.
There is nice beaches in Yomitan area and highly recommended to stay beach resort hotels.
Of cause, you can enjoy Okinawa local food along this route! The must-eat food are Okinawa traditional foods, Okinawa Soba, Steak and cold sweets like Gelato using local fruits and Kakigori(shaved ice). Our daily driving map will guide you these recommended restaurants and cafe.
However, 2D1N is really not enough and you cannot enjoy many highlights of Okinawa like driving on the sea and amazing natures. If you have time, it is highly recommended to choose longer route.

Naha

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Chatan/Yomitan

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Shurijo Castle

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Mihama American Village

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Activity Village Mura Sakimura

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Chatan/Yomitan

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Naha

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Activity Village Mura Sakimura

sightseeing

Mihama American Village

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Shurijo Castle

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Day. 1Naha to Chatan/Yomitan

This day will head from Naha to Chatan/Yomitan aera. Mileage is about 100㎞ only and you can travel leisurely.
The first destination is a symbol of Okinawa "Shurijo Castle(首里城)" Let's walk around the red color castle which is totally different from typical castles in main land of Japan. Their main gate "Shureimon(守礼門)" is in 2000 yen bill and nice place to take a photo.
This is the first day of Okinawa driving trip and why don't you try Okinawa food? Our daily driving map will guide you some nice Okinawa food restaurant which is using old traditional house and Okinawa soba restaurant.
Then, let's drive to "Kafu Banta Cliff(果報バンタ)" via "Kaichu Road(海中道路)". This is a road on the beautiful sea and you can enjpy really pleasant driving. There are some nice gelato shop and Kakigori shop and let's take a rest there. If you still have energy, let's move to "Katsurenjo Castle Ruin-勝連城跡" whish is listed as UNESCO world heritage. You can enjoy panolamic view from 100m height ruin.
Chatan and Yomitan area where you stay this day are located westside of the island. It is recommended to visit either "Toguchi Beach(渡具知ビーチ)" or "Zanpa Criff(残波岬)" and enjoy breathtaking sunset before check-in.

Rent a car at Naha

Rental car rental and return at Naha
All Okinawa driving routes we providing start and goal at Naha.
Below 2 branchs is the most recommended.
①Naha Airport Branch : For travelers who start driving trip after arriving.
②Kenchomae Branch (Kokusai Street) : For travelers who stay Naha before or after driving trip.

Stay at Chatan/Yomitan

You will stay either Chatan(北谷) or Yomitan(読谷)area on this day. The two cities are about 15 km away and about 30 minutes by car.
Chatan is an area around Mihama American Village. There are many reasonable price hotels and cottages which can accomodate big group. Normally, they don't provide plan with dinner. You can book with breakfast only and enjoy dinner at local restaurant around the hotel.
Yomitan is an area in the north of Chatan and there are several 4-5 star beach resorts. You can enjoy beautiful white sand beach, marine activities and breathtaking sunset. There are a few local restaurants and recommended to have dinner in the resort.
Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.

Day. 2Chatan/Yomitan to Naha

This day will go back to Naha from Chatan/Yomitan. Mileage is about 60km only.
If you haven't visit "Cape Zampa(残波岬)" in Yomitan, let's go there first. Panoramic ocean view is waiting for you. Then, let's move to Chatan city.
The first destination on this day is "Mihama American Village(美浜アメリカンビレッジ)". Especially the area called American Depo is recommended due to American style shops which selling inported items and clothes. Recommended Iunch on this day is cafes faced to ocean and american style beef steak. Our daily driving map will let you know details.
Then, let's drive to "Minatogawa Stateside Town(港川外国人住宅街)". Originally it was residences for US military and most of them are renovated as nice atmosphere cafes and souvenir shops.
Next destination is "Tomari Port Fish Market(泊いゆまち)". If the timing is much, you can see Tsuna cutting scene. If you would like to enjoy shopping before going back to your country, you can stop at a big duty-free shop near the market.
There are heavy traffic jam adound Naha especially Kokusai Street and it takes time to return your car too. If you don't stay Naha and take flight on this day, please reach rental car shop at least 3 hours before the flight.

Return a car at Naha

Rental car rental and return at Naha
All Okinawa driving routes we providing start and goal at Naha.
Below 2 branchs is the most recommended.
①Naha Airport Branch : For travelers who start driving trip after arriving.
②Kenchomae Branch (Kokusai Street) : For travelers who stay Naha before or after driving trip.

Check Other 2D1N Okinawa Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
801NahaNahareturn_triprelaxing140 km¥ 0check
803NahaNahareturn_tripnormal280 km¥ 0check
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