Okinawa & Yaeyama Islands 8D5N

Okinawa-island

Highlights of Okinawa & Yaeyama Islands

Special Festival:

  • Orion Beer Festival* (Cheap BEER! Good FOOD! Live ENTERTAINMENT, Exciting FIREWORKS!)
    *Orion Beer Festival for l0Jul Departure only!

Unique Experiences:

  • Discover the untouched areas of Japan
  • Take the Water Buffalo Carriage Ride crossing the islands
  • Look for Star-shaped Sand on star sand beach
  • Don the Okinawa costume for photo taking
  • Take the Glass Boat Ride
  • Enjoy Shisa Painting Experience

Different Types of Transport:

  • International & Domestic Flight
  • Ferry Ride
  • Mangrove River Boat Ride
  • Glass Boat Ride
  • Coach Ride
  • Water Buffalo Carriage Ride (3 times)

Hotel Stays:

  • 2 Nights stay at hotel near Ishigaki Port
  • 3 Nights stay at Central Hotel in Naha City/
    FREE UPGRADE TO OCEAN VIEW ROOM

Free Wifi Router Rental! (per room basis)

BOOK NOW
TEL: 65950600
ION Opening Hour
From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)
Basic Information
Tour date: 10, 29 Jul, 30, Sep, 14, Oct, 2015 Tour fare: From S$238 Tax & Fuel surcharge: S$260
Departs Singapore Visits: Okinawa, Ishigaki, Iriomote, Yubu, Taketomi island Duration: 8 Days
Req. per Booking2 – 20 guests Req. to Run Tour2 guest(s) Guide: English speaking guide inculed

Day1

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check In
Changi-Airport-Airside

Day2 D (Except for 11 Jul)

Singapore – Ishigaki Island 新加坡 - 石垣島
Vessel Hotel or similar
After an overnight flight, take a Shower at Haneda Airport and refresh yourself during the transit time. (Towels, shampoo, conditioner, body soap and dryer provided). Alternatively, take a sumptuous Buffet Breakfast at Hanada Excel Hotel.
Upon arrival to Ishigaki, hotel check in.
You can walk around the city by yourself or just take a good rest.
For 10 Jul departure, you can join the the Ishigaki Orion Beer Festival at Ishigaki Shinei Park. Every year about 15,000 people will participate this event. The Orion beer is freshly delivered from the brewery and food is available at a reduced price. Feel the summer breeze, have a beer in hand and watch the live entertainment by Okinawan performers. Enjoy until a spectacular fireworks display which signals the end of this summer festival. Hope you have a wonderful night there!!
ishigakizima

Day3 BLD

Ishigaki – Iriomote – Yubu – Taketomi – Ishigaki
石垣島 - 西表島 - 由布島 - 竹富島 - 石垣島
Vessel Hotel or similar
After breakfast, an exciting day awaits. You will visit three islands in one day; Iriomote Island (西表島) Yubu Island (由布島) and Taketomi Island (竹富島).
Take the Ferry from Ishigaki port to Iriomote Island. Enjoy riding on a Riverboat passing through one of the largest Mangrove Forests in Japan (around 70min). After that, the Water Buffalo Carriage Ride (15min) through the shallow water will bring you to the tiny island, Yubu Island. Its subtropical botanical gardens are untouched by modern developments. After lunch there, you will take the Water Buffalo Carriage Ride (15min) back Iriomote island where you will depart for another interesting island, Taketomi island, by ferry. Taketomi island kept the original lifestyle of Okinawa with its red tile houses and white sand streets. There are still 323 people living on this island as of 2012. Visit Kondoi’s beautiful crescent-shaped bay, which has made it the most popular Beach on the island. Move on to the Star Sand Beach, take a close look at the sands and try to find the star-shaped sands yourself. Thereafter, proceed to the Visitor Center to know more about the islanders’ daily life. You will also able to take the water Buffalo Ride in the Village and enjoy the fantastic view here.
This day will be a once in a lifetime experience for you.

Day4 BL

Ishigaki – Naha 石垣島 - 那覇
Kariyushi Urban Resort or similar

FREE UPGRADE TO OCEAN VIEW ROOM

This morning, visit the Kabira Bay. Kabira Bay (川平湾) is located on the north coast of Ishigaki Island. Renowned for its white sands, turquoise waters and dense vegetation, the bay forms part of the Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Continue to Tamatorizaki Observatory (玉取崎展望台) The spectacles of lush green mountains contrasted by coral reefed emerald green and cobalt blue seas is truly awe inspiring. It is like stepping into a piece of paradise.After lunch, visit Yaimamura Village (石垣やいま村). It features a number of 80-100 years old traditional houses of the Yaeyama area that have been removed from their original sites and carefully rebuilt. At there, you can learn more about Okinawa culture and have Traditional Okinawa Costume Wearing Experience. After that, take the domestic flight to Naha.

Day5 BLD

Naha 那覇
Kariyushi Urban Resort or similar

FREE UPGRADE TO OCEAN VIEW ROOM

This morning, visit Kokusai Street (国際通り), which is also known as ” The Miracle Mile”. Walk along the street and you will find department stores for shopping or cute Shisa souvenirs to bring back home. Continue to Makishi Public Market (牧志公設市場). It is Naha’s central produce, meat, fish and general merchandise market and an excellent place for you to go to learn about everyday life in Okinawa. Next, visit Shuri Castle (首里城). Designated as a world heritage, it is a landmark that symbolizes the prosperity of Ryukyu Dynasty. It is also the only castle that has been restored to its full former glory after the Battle of Okinawa.After lunch, proceed to Okinawa World, one of the most popular destinations on the Okinawa Main Island. This culturally based theme park let you experience almost all the important aspects of Okinawa culture along with many more cool things all in one fun filled place. You will visit beautiful limestone cave “Gyokusendo” (玉泉洞) . It stretches underground for over 5km and it is the second longest cave in Japan.
Move on to experience Shisa Painting. Shisa (シーサー) is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog from Okinawan mythology.

Day6 BLD

Naha 那覇
Kariyushi Urban Resort or similar

FREE UPGRADE TO OCEAN VIEW ROOM

After breakfast, visit Manzamo (万座毛), a 20-meter high limestone cliff. It looks like an elephant’s nose and a wide expanse of lawn on top. Enjoy the spectacular view of the East China Sea from there!Next, take a ride on the Glass Bottom Boat. This boat allows you to take a peek at everything below the surface without getting wet. You will get to see tropical fishes up close.
Move on to Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館). Here, whale sharks and manta rays swim freely in a huge world-class acrylic tank. You can also enjoy exciting dolphin shows and see exotic tropical fishes in the tanks.
After lunch, visit Nago Pineapple Park. Nago Pineapple Park is an all-weather pineapple-themed park. You can go through and see large pineapple fields and tropical gardens by an automatically-operated car. Japan’s first pineapple winery is also here and you can see its pineapple wine production. In addition to try the pineapple wine, you can eat as many freshly picked pineapple as you want.

Day7 B

Naha – Singapore 那覇-新加坡
After breakfast, free at leisure until departure. Bid farewell to Okinawa as we proceed to the airport and take the flight back to Singapore. We hope that you enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next Perfect Moments, always!

Day8

Arrive in Singapore
Changi-Airport-Runway-Night

Remarks

  • This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Minimum 20 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
  • Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
  • Activities available are subject to weather conditions.
  • Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges, estimated at $260, subject to change.
  • Guide and driver service fee of JPY600 (Approx $6.6) per day (adult / child) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.
BOOK NOW
TEL: 65950600
ION Opening Hour
From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)