Driving in Okinawa Japan

The most important thing to remember when driving in Okinawa or anywhere in Japan is, to drive on the LEFT side of the road. This may seem confusing at first for people from countries where the custom is to drive on the right side of the road, but it is not so hard and most people can adjust rather quickly.

Japanese traffic signs follow international standards making the symbols easy to follow even if you can not read the Japanese characters (kanji) written on some of them.
 

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Traffic on the Okinawa main Island (Okinawa Honto) tends to rather heavy especially on weekends as most people drive to get everywhere because there are no trains except the Yui Rail in Naha. During bad weather such as rain and typhoons drivers tend to slow down making traffic even worse than usual. Plan for extra time than guide books or other information recommends to get places especial when in or near any of the larger cities when renting a car in Okinawa Japan.

 

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA