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How to travel between Okinawa Honto and Tokyo

By air

JAL, ANA, Skymark, Solaseed, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan operate many flights per day between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita Airports) and Naha Airport. Flight duration is 2.5 hours. The regular one way fare by JAL and ANA is around 48,000 yen, while their discount tickets are typically between 21,000 and 37,000 yen, and air passes can cost around 10,000 yen. One way fares by the cheaper airlines Skymark, Solaseed, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan are typically between 5,000 and 29,000 yen.

By ferry

Ferry operation between Tokyo and Naha has ceased operation for passengers and is now a cargo-only ferry.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Due to poor public transportation, a rental car is the recommended means of getting around Okinawa Honto, especially when accessing sights outside of central Naha. Rental car outlets can be found at Naha Airport and in major cities. Note that traffic can be heavy in Naha and central Okinawa, especially during the morning and evening rush hours on weekdays. To get from Naha to northern Okinawa, take the Okinawa Expressway, which extends from Naha to the northern city of Nago (about 1000 yen one way).

Public transportation on Okinawa Honto is limited to buses, with the exception of the Okinawa Monorail in central Naha. The bus network is quite dense, but finding the right connections can be complicated. Furthermore, service can be infrequent on some lines. The main hub of the bus network is the Naha Bus Terminal, but some of the lines can also be boarded at the airport.

Two of the most important bus lines are the number 111 and 117, which connect Naha Airport and Naha Bus Terminal via the Okinawa Expressway with Nago Bus Terminal in northern Okinawa. Nago Bus Terminal is the hub for accessing the sights of northern Okinawa Honto, such as the Hiji Waterfall. While line 111 terminates at Nago, line 117 continues beyond Nago to the Churaumi Aquarium.

Also of interest to visitors to northern Okinawa are the Okinawa Airport Shuttle and the Yanbaru Express, two express bus lines that connect Naha Airport and central Naha with the Motobu Peninsula, including the Churaumi Aquarium. Separate airport limousine buses connect Naha Airport with some of the leading resort hotels across the island, including Manza Beach, Moon Beach and Zampa Beach.

Note also that the daily ferry between Naha and Kagoshima stops at Motobu Port on the Motobu Peninsula along the way, and can be used to travel between Naha and the Motobu Peninsula. The one way ferry ride takes two hours and costs under 2500 yen. The ferries depart from Naha Port near the Naha Bus Terminal and Asahibashi Station on the Okinawa Monorail.

Hotels around Okinawa Island

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    • Hotel Collective
      Luxury
      Set in Naha, 1.5 km from Naminoue Beach, Hotel Collective offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has city views and free WiFi. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests. The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, bathrobes and a desk. At the hotel every room has bed linen and towels. ? la carte and American breakfast options are available every morning at Hotel Collective. The wellness area at the accommodation is comprised of a sauna and a hot tub. Popular points of interest near Hotel Collective include Yachimun Street, Shijo Hondori and Makishi Public Market. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 6 km from the hotel.
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    • Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street
      Budget-friendly
      Well set in the Naha City Centre district of Naha, Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street is located 1.2 km from Naminoue Beach, 3.7 km from Tamaudun Mausoleum and 1.6 km from Yachimun Street. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Every room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, and certain units at the capsule hotel have a safety deposit box. At Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street rooms come with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers 2-star accommodation with a sauna. DFS Galleria Okinawa is 2.7 km from Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street, while Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate is 4.1 km away. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 5 km from the capsule hotel.
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    • Condominium GOLF GOLF Tsuboya
      Mid-range
      Condominium GOLF GOLF Tsuboya features city views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Naha, 2.5 km from Naminoue Beach. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchenette, a TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle. An American breakfast is available daily at the aparthotel. Popular points of interest near Condominium GOLF GOLF Tsuboya include Yachimun Street, Noren Central Market and Tsuboya Pottery Museum. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 6 km from the accommodation.
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    • Little Island Okinawa Tomari
      Mid-range
      Set in Naha, near Naminoue Beach, Tomarin - Tomari Port Terminal and Shijo Hondori, Little Island Okinawa Tomari features free WiFi. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 3.5 km from the aparthotel, while DFS Galleria Okinawa is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 7 km from Little Island Okinawa Tomari.
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    • The Kitchen Hostel Ao
      Budget-friendly
      Ideally situated in the Naha City Centre district of Naha, The Kitchen Hostel Ao is situated less than 1 km from Naminoue Beach, 4.1 km from Tamaudun Mausoleum and 2 km from Yachimun Street. With a bar, the 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. Guests at the hostel can enjoy a ? la carte breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always at hand to help. DFS Galleria Okinawa is 3.1 km from The Kitchen Hostel Ao, while Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 5 km from the accommodation.
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    • Grand Cabin Hotel Naha Oroku
      Mid-range
      Grand Cabin Hotel Naha Oroku is situated in Naha, within 8 km of Tamaudun Mausoleum and 2.3 km of Naha Air Base. Featuring a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. Private parking is available on site. All rooms have a safety deposit box. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Staff at Grand Cabin Hotel Naha Oroku are available to provide advice at the 24-hour front desk. Yachimun Street is 5 km from the accommodation, while DFS Galleria Okinawa is 7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 2.3 km from Grand Cabin Hotel Naha Oroku.
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    • Villa Coast Nishimachi - Guesthouse in Okinawa
      Budget-friendly
      Located just a 7-minute drive from Naha Airport, Villa Coast Nishimachi houses self-contained accommodations with free WiFi connection. The apartment houses a shared lounge with drinks and snacks vending machines. Each room is fitted with a full kitchen with a microwave and a washing machine. All rooms have air conditioning, a working desk and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a bath, private bathroom comes with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. From the apartment, a convenience store is within a 2-minute walk. There are numerous local restaurants and shops within 15 minutes walking distance around the apartment. Naminoue Beach is a 10-minute walk and Asahibashi Station is a 13-minute walk away.
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    • Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa
      Luxury
      Offering direct access from Asahibashi Monorail Station, Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa features spacious Western-style accommodations with free WiFi. Guests can ask for concierge services at the front desk. All rooms are non-smoking and feature air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, safety deposit box and fridge. Guests can make green tea using the electric kettle and wear the provided sleepwear. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toothbrush sets. Currency exchange and photocopying services are offered at the front desk. Laundry services are provided and on-site parking is available at an extra charge. The lobby is located on the 14th floor. A breakfast buffet and Western a la carte dishes are served at Dining 19, which offers beautiful sunset views from the top floor. Okinawa Gran Rihga Royal is a 10-minute walk from Kokusai Street and a 25-minute drive from Shuri Castle. Naha Airport is just a 10-minute drive or train ride away. A 24-hour convenience shop can be found next door.
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    • Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji
      Luxury
      Ideally situated in the Naha City Centre district of Naha, Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji is situated less than 1 km from Naminoue Beach, 3.3 km from Tamaudun Mausoleum and 1.3 km from Yachimun Street. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace. The hotel has family rooms. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. The rooms have air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV, and some rooms at Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji have a balcony. At the accommodation rooms come with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji. Popular points of interest near the hotel include DFS Galleria Okinawa, Tomarin - Tomari Port Terminal and Fukushu-en Garden. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 4 km from Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji.
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    • HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA
      Mid-range
      Set in Naha, 800 metres from Naminoue Beach, HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has family rooms. At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk. All guest rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. Guests at HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA can enjoy a ? la carte or an American breakfast. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 6 km from the accommodation, while DFS Galleria Okinawa is 3.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 7 km from HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA.
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