Okinawa Taxi Cabs

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The basic fare for getting in the door of a small sized taxi cab on the Okinawa Main Island (Okinawa Honto) is 500yen for the first 1.8km (1.1 miles). The meter starts ticking up rapidly at 60yen for each additional 359 meters (quarter mile).

Taxi cabs are easy to find in any city on Okinawa if you are near a main street, just wave your hand in the air as you see one approach. In the front window in front of the driver you will see a red sign with some Japanese Kanji if the taxi is empty and a green sign if the taxi already has a passenger, perhaps a little opposite to what you may expect regarding the colors of the signs. It is also important to mention when entering or exiting a taxi cab anywhere in Japan, the rear left passenger door is automatic and controlled by the driver. The other important thing to know is recently all Okinawan Taxi’s became non-smoking.

Some taxi cab companies have set rates to resort hotels from Naha Airport and other main destinations. Pre-booking for these prices is necessary and can be done through most travel agents in Japan or by calling the taxi cab company if you or someone you know speaks Japanese.

Many taxi cab companies on Okinawa also have sightseeing tour packages. This involves renting the services of the taxi on an hourly basis and being driven around to the sights of the island. The standard rate for this service is around 3,000 per hour, however for larger blocks of time it is common to negotiate the price. There are a few companies that operate with English speaking taxi cab drivers in Okinawa.

Taxi Cab Fare in Naha City

Small Sized Taxi Cab - 500 first 1,800meters / 60yen additional every 359meters
Mid Sized Taxi Cab - 510yen till first 1,800meters / 70yen additional every 363meters 

From Naha Bus Terminal to destination

destination cost (unit: yen) time (unit:min)
Naha Airport 700 10
Ashibina Outlet Mall 1100 15
Himeyuri Tower 3030 40
Peace Memorial Museum 2730 45
Okinawa World 2310 40
Syuri Castle 1110 15
Nakagusuku Castle Ruin 3810 40
Okinawa Convention Center 2130 30
American Village 3400 40
Okinawa City 3930 40
Tonan Botanical Garden 4410 45
Ryukyu Village 5130 60
Ikei Island 10110 120
Moon Beach 5910 65
Manzamo Cliff 7110 80
Manza Beach Hotel 7230 85
Busena Terrace 9030 100
Kanucha Bay Hotel 14550 150
Nago Bus Terminal 10530 120
Okuma Beach 15150 200
Hendomisaki 18330 220

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