Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Okinawa
Travel Period
4D3N
Route
810
Overview
Start
Naha
Goal
Naha
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
370 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route

4D3N driving route includes 2night stay at Onna area.
It covers wonderful nature scenery such as Kafu Banta Cliff, Cape Zampa and Manzamo Cliff. Driving on the Kouri bridge and kaichu road will be unforgettable memory. Churaumi Aquarium one of the biggest aquarium in the world is really worth to visit. In addition, you can visit the places where still keep atmosphere and culture of old Okinawa, such as Shurijo Castle Park, Katsurenjo Castle Ruin and Sefa Utaki where is consider as a sanctuary of Ryukyu Kingdom(Ancient Okinawa). At Okinawa World Park, where traditional Okinawan houses are lined up, you can touch unique Okinawa culture such as weaving and Eisa dance. If you have time, you can learn about Himeyuri student corps and okinawa history under WWⅡ at Himeyuri Peace Museum. Mihama American Village, Outlet Mall Ashibina and Itoman Farmers Center are perfect places for shopping. It is also recommended to stop by nice cafe like Minatogawa Stateside Town.
Because of many nice beaches in Onna, it is highly recommended to stay beach resort hotel and enjoy beautiful sea.
Of cause, you can enjoy Okinawa local food along this route! The must-eat food are Okinawa traditional foods, Okinawa Soba, Steak, grilled butter fish, Motobu Beef BBQ and cold sweets like Gelato and Smoothie using local fruits and Kakigori(shaved ice). Our daily driving map will guide you these recommended restaurants and cafe.
It is recommended route because you can travel to northern part of Okinawa includes Churaumi Aquarium and Kouri island, and southern part of Okinawa too.

Naha

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Onna

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Shurijo Castle

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Mihama American Village

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Cape Manzamo

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Onna

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Onna

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Busena Marine Park

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Mihama American Village

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Cape Manzamo

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Onna

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Naha

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Cape Manzamo

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Mihama American Village

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Shurijo Castle

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Naha

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Naha

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Seifa Utaki

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Okinawa World&Gyokusendo Cave

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Himeyuri Peace Museum

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Day. 1Naha to Onna

This day will head from Naha to Onna aera. Mileage is about 190km without highway and it is recommended to start 8:00~9:00 if you don't lile huried travel.
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.
If you still have a time, it is recommended to stop by "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 Onna

You will stay Onna(恩納) area on this day. TOnna-mura is a latitudinal village in the east and west, but it would be better to stay on the east side because of daily driving distance.
There are many hotel choices from very reasonable hotels to 5 star beach resorts. At the fine beach resort, 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. 2Onna to Onna

This day will no driving day. You can enjoy beach resort.
Many beach resort around this area provide variety of marine activity like snorkeling, diving, banana bort and so on. Let's enjoy beautiful Okinawa beach.
If you stay not beach resort but other hotel, hostel, guest house or something, it is recommended to drive to "Busena Marine Park(ブセナ海中公園)". They provide underwater observatory and Glass-bottom boat. You can watch beautiful fish without wearing swim suit.
It is okay to eat lunch in your resort but our daily driving map will recommend you local Taco rice restaurant, fresh fruit smoothie shop, frappe shop and so on.

Stay at Onna

You will stay Onna(恩納) area on this day. TOnna-mura is a latitudinal village in the east and west, but it would be better to stay on the east side because of daily driving distance.
There are many hotel choices from very reasonable hotels to 5 star beach resorts. At the fine beach resort, 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. 3Onna to Naha

This day will go back to Naha from Onna. Mileage is about 100km.
The first destination on this day is ”Cape Manzamo(万座毛)”. It is the most famous cape in Okinawa because of its elephant shape. Highly recommended.
If you haven't visit "Cape Zampa(残波岬)" in Yomitan, let's stop by there. Panoramic ocean view is waiting for you.
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.

Stay at Naha

You will stay Naha(那覇) city on this day. It is the biggest city in Okinawa and they have many accommodation options. It is city area and all accommodations are not Beach resort but normal western style hotels.
Around "Kokusai Street" is consider as downtown area of Naha city and many hotels and restaurants are concentrated. Many restaurants opens till midnight and it is recommended to book your hotels with breakfast only or without meals. Many hotels don't have own parking and they may charge additional parking fee.
There are always heavy traffic jam on Kokusai street. Additionally westbound rane from 7: 30 to 9: 00am and eastward rane from 17:00 to 19: 00 is allows for buses and taxis only.
Please be careful.

Day. 4Naha to Naha

This day is the day of between two consecutive stay in Naha. Mileage is about 70km only and you can travel leisurely. It is recommended to travel Okinawa southern area in a clock wise direction.
The first destination is a "Sefa Utaki(斎場御嶽)" holy place of Ryukyu Kingdom(Ancient Okinawa). You can drive there through Niraikanai Bridge View spot.
There are many nice cafes where you can enjoy panolamic ocean view around there and recommended to have a lunch. Our daily driving map will guide you them.
The biggest highlight of this day is "
Okinawa World Gyokusendo Cave(沖縄ワールド&玉泉洞)". You can touch Okinawa cultures at many traditional Okinawa houses build more than 100 years ago.They hold free traditional dance Eisa every day and please don't miss it. There is another highlight Gyokusendo Cave one of the biggest lime stone cave in Japan.
In front of Okinawa world, t"Vallery of Gangala" is also worht to visit.
"Peace Memorial Museum(平和祈念資料館)" and "Himeyuri Peace Museum(ひめゆり平和祈念資料館)" the heritage of WWⅡare also recommended to visit to learn what is war.
There are many other spots like winary, Glass village, Okinawa style garden and so on. It is better to pick up spots where you would like to visit before departure.
If you would like to enjoy shopping before going back to your country, you can stop at big outlet mall near the airport.There are heavy traffic jam adound Naha especially Kokusai Street. If you want to go there it is better not to drive and but walk around.
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 4D3N Okinawa Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
809NahaNahareturn_triprelaxing310 km¥ 0check
811NahaNahareturn_tripnormal380 km¥ 1,000check
812NahaNahareturn_triprelaxing420 km¥ 0check
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