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How to get to the Okinawa Islands

The transportation hub for the Okinawa Islands is Naha on the Okinawa Main Island. Please refer to our Okinawa Main Island orientation page for access details.

How to get around the Okinawa Islands

Ferries and flights connect Okinawa Main Island with the other islands of the Okinawa archipelago. Kume Island and Yoron Island in neighboring Kagoshima Prefecture have airports with daily flights to Naha. Furthermore, most inhabited islands of the Okinawa archipelago are connected with Naha Port and/or other ports on the Okinawa Main Island by ferries.

Below are access details for some major islands in the Okinawa archipelago. Prices are approximate and refer to one way journeys.

To Kume Island:
See our Kume Island page for details.

To Kerama Islands:
See our Kerama Islands page for details.

To Aguni Island:
2 hours, 3470 yen by ferry from Naha

To Iheya Island:
80 minutes, 2480 yen by ferry from Unten Port on the Motobu Peninsula

To Ie Island:
30 minutes, 730 yen by ferry from Motobu Port on the Motobu Peninsula

Visit our Okinawa Honto page for information on how to get around Okinawa Main Island.

Hotels around Okinawa Islands

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    • Hotel Collective
      Luxury
      Set in Naha, 1.8 km from Naminoue Beach, Hotel Collective offers accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness centre and a restaurant. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a sauna and a hot tub. 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 coffee machine, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. At the hotel every room has bed linen and towels. Guests at Hotel Collective can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 3.5 km from the accommodation, while Nakagusuku Castle is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 5 km from Hotel Collective.
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    • The Kitchen Hostel Ao
      Budget-friendly
      Ideally situated in Naha, The Kitchen Hostel Ao features a ? la carte breakfast and free WiFi throughout the property. This 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.2 km from Naminoue Beach. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. Speaking English and Japanese, staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you plan your stay. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 4.7 km from the hostel, while Nakagusuku Castle is 20 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 4 km from The Kitchen Hostel Ao.
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    • Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji
      Luxury
      Ideally situated in the centre of Naha, Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji features air-conditioned rooms, a terrace and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site. The rooms have a kettle, a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box, while some rooms are fitted with a balcony and some have city views. At the hotel rooms come with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji. Naminoue Beach is 1.4 km from the accommodation, while Tamaudun Mausoleum is 3.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 5 km from Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji.
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    • Little Island Okinawa Tomari
      Mid-range
      Set in Naha in the Okinawa region, with Naminoue Beach and Yachimun Street nearby, Little Island Okinawa Tomari offers accommodation with free WiFi. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. A fridge, a microwave and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 3.7 km from the aparthotel, while Nakagusuku Castle is 17 km away. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 5 km from Little Island Okinawa Tomari.
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    • Hotel Torifito Naha Asahibashi
      Mid-range
      Well located in the centre of Naha, Hotel Torifito Naha Asahibashi provides buffet breakfast and free WiFi throughout the property. Built in 2019, this 3-star hotel is within 1 km of Naminoue Beach and 5.1 km of Tamaudun Mausoleum. Private parking is available on site. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Torifito Naha Asahibashi each room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Languages spoken at the reception include English, Japanese, Korean and Cantonese. Nakagusuku Castle is 20 km from the accommodation, while Sefa Utaki is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 4 km from Hotel Torifito Naha Asahibashi.
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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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    • Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street
      Budget-friendly
      Well set in Naha, Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 2-star capsule hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site. The rooms in the capsule hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. All units at Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street are equipped with a shared bathroom and bed linen. The accommodation offers 2-star accommodation with a sauna. Naminoue Beach is 1.4 km from Y's CABIN&HOTEL Naha Kokusai Street, while Tamaudun Mausoleum is 4.3 km away. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 5 km from the capsule hotel.
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    • Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha
      Luxury
      Boasting a garden, a shared lounge as well as a restaurant, Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha is situated in the centre of Naha, 1.9 km from Naminoue Beach. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. The property is non-smoking and is set 5 km from Tamaudun Mausoleum. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bath. At Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha rooms include bed linen and towels. The daily breakfast offers buffet, American or Asian options. Sefa Utaki is 21 km from the accommodation, while Nakagusuku Castle is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 3 km from Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha.
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    • Rembrandt Style Naha
      Mid-range
      Situated in the centre of Naha, Rembrandt Style Naha is set 1 km from Naminoue Beach and 5.9 km from Tamaudun Mausoleum. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. The rooms in Rembrandt Style Naha are fitted with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are willing to help at any time of the day. Nakagusuku Castle is 20 km from Rembrandt Style Naha, while Sefa Utaki is 23 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 4 km from the hotel.
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    • HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA
      Luxury
      Set in Naha and with Naminoue Beach reachable within 1 km, HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a balcony with a sea view. All guest rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. The daily breakfast offers ? la carte, American or Asian options. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 5.6 km from HOTEL ANTEROOM NAHA, while Nakagusuku Castle is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Naha Airport, 4 km from the accommodation.
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