Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Uncovering the Unique Beauty of Okinawa, Japan (7 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Naha, Japan To Okinawa, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Mar 2019

Uncovering the Unique Beauty of Okinawa, Japan (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Naha, Japan
Ailand Hotel Dinner

Fly in to Naha, Okinawa’s capital city serenely located on the East China Sea coast. Make the most of the town’s nightlife by hitting up one of the sophisticated clubs in the city center. Dance the night away at Club Cielo where the best music in the city is blasting. Try one of the incredible locally-crafted microbrews at Hielos. Stay at a hotel close to the center so you don’t have to worry about walking too far and can save your energy for dancing.


Day 2
Naha, Japan
Ailand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day getting to know the unique Naha culture. Pay a visit to the beautiful, expansive Shuri Castle. See the seat where the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom once reigned over the land. The bright red palace with massive gray and white walls is a brilliant sight to see. Shop ‘til you drop at the Kosetsu Ichiba Market. These three covered shopping arcades are the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh deep-fried donuts, leaf-wrapped mochi or quenching fruit drinks. Look for candy-colored fish being sold out of the little stalls. Hear Naha’s local music, Sanshin Music, at Chindami Sanshiten, one of the most highly-regarded sanshin-makers shops in existence. Spend your final evening in the pulsing city at your hotel.


Day 3
Yonaguni
Naha, Japan
Ailand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a final lunch in Naha before flying to the tropical paradise of Yonaguni. Yonaguni is the westernmost island with inhabitants in Japan. The island lies nearly in between Japan’s mainland and Taiwan. Check into a beachfront resort and spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with your new surroundings and relaxing by the beach.


Day 4
Yonaguni
Ailand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up and dive! Discover the exotic Yonaguni Stone Monuments at Iseki Point. The area was discovered in the 1980’s by local divers. The Yonaguni Monument is comprised of staircase-esque terraces. The rock formations are considered a natural joint. Keep your eyes peeled for the Stage and the Stadium - terraces named for their real life look-alikes. After a day of losing yourself underwater, return to your hotel and take it easy for the rest of the day.


Day 5
Yonaguni
Ailand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take your diving to another level today and explore the depths of the East China Sea. Dive with schooling Hammerhead sharks at Hammer Point. Explore the surrounding corals and you are likely to see more of the frightening but fascinating creatures. There are several vibrant corals and caverns in the area. If you prefer to be above water, give sailing, deep sea-fishing and kayaking a whirl. End the day perfectly with a stunning sunset cruise.


Day 6
Yonaguni
Ailand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning exploring the underwater world with two last dives. That afternoon, explore the island’s topside. Try the area’s artisan liquor, awamori, and visit one of the local factories to learn about how it’s produced. Walk out to Japan’s most western point. Look for the Yonaguni San - one of the world’s largest moths. Peruse the coastline and see what village life is like for the local islanders. As the island is still rather rural, the villagers often leave all their doors and windows open to allow the sea breeze to cool off their living quarters. Look for beautiful indigenous ponies freely roaming the countryside.


Day 7
Okinawa, Japan
None None

Fly back to Naha and enjoy a luxurious last day of pampering. Shop the fashion houses and see the most fashion-forward pieces in Asia. Indulge in a savory local meal along the popular Kokusai Dori Street. Champuru, a stir-fry dish, and Okinawa Soba, a noodle soup, are delicious local choices. Feel like royalty as you spend your final night relaxing at the lush Ritz Carlton.


Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

This 7-day itinerary is a rare cultural treat as travelers journey to the westernmost island in Japan. See a simple and unique way of life on a largely secluded island. Sail, dive, swim and explore as you immerse yourself in the exotic culture of Okinawa. From the bustling city of Naha to the quiet nature of Yonaguni, this trip has the perfect balance of adventure, culture and relaxation.


Highlights

  • Swim with hammerhead sharks in the East China Sea

  • Dance the night away while experiencing Naha’s unique club culture

  • Explore the incredible Yonaguni Stone Monuments as you dive deep into the sea

  • Watch wild ponies trot across the countryside on the rural island of Yonaguni

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

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