Travel to Okinawa Bus! Let's enjoy Okinawa with good things~ Northern Okinawan edition~

Travel to Okinawa Bus! Let's enjoy Okinawa with good things~ Northern Okinawan edition~
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The northern part of Motojima, where classic sightseeing spots gather, you definitely want to go when you visit Okinawa. Although it is a course that often travels from Naha by car, for those who do not usually drive much or want to enjoy local sake, we want to avoid driving. This time, I would like to introduce a course that goes around by bus from Naha to the north, which is recommended not only for those who want to enjoy the classic spots of Okinawa.

【AM8:30】 Departing from the Prefectural Office North Exit (Kokusai Dori Entrance)

Various buses come and go at the "Prefectural Office North Exit", but anyone should immediately know the bright red color of the Okinawa Airport Shuttle. Please enjoy the scenery of Okinawa slowly on your trip.

★Bus ride guide★

[Vehicle name] Okinawa Airport Shuttle

[Bus Stop Guide] 8:30 "Prefectural Office North Exit (Kokusai Dori Entrance)"-10:24 "Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in front of Memorial Park)"

[Budget] 2,000 yen

[Transfer time] About 2 hours ※You can also take the "Highway Bus No. 117 (direct Churaumi)" departing 8:21. (The travel time is about 2 hours and 10 minutes, 2,900 yen.)


★Moving guide★

When you arrive at "Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in front of Memorial Park), walk a 10-minute walk to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

【AM10:35】 Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (stay is 1 hour and 30 minutes)

Photos provided: National Okinawa Memorial Park (Ocean Expo Park) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The real pleasure of sightseeing in Okinawa is "Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium" Take a closer look at the sea of Okinawa, from rare creatures, colorful fish, and beautiful corals. And the centerpiece of this facility is "Kuroshio Sea" Keep an eye on the appearance of whale sharks swimming elegantly. There is no doubt that adults will return to their childhood!

★Travel time★

It is only a 10-minute walk from "Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium" to "Bise Fukugi Namiki". We will leave the aquarium at 12:00 and move.

【PM00:10】 Bise Fukuki Namiki-dori St.

Within walking distance from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. "Bise's Fukugi Namiki-dori St.", where the traditional old-fashioned Okinawa scenery remains. It is also recommended to take a walk along the tree-lined road while enjoying the fresh air. Let's take a break in the sunbeams.

★Recommended points★

Cycling 60 minutes course

Rental Cycle Normal bicycle: 500 yen, children's bicycle: 300 Yen, electric assist: 1,000 yen

[Lunch Time] cafe CAHAYA BULAN (Chayablan)

After enjoying the delicious air, lunch time at "Chahayaburan". While feeling the sea and nature, you can enjoy the owner's specialty lunch menu. Please spend a luxurious time in Okinawa.

★Bus ride guide★

※Take the bus takes a 5-minute walk to Hotel Orleon Motoburizoto & Spa.
[Vehicle name] Yanbaru Express Bus
[Bus Stop Guide] 14:13 "Hotel Orleon Motoburiso & Spa"-14:58 "Kourishima Bussan Center"
[Budget] Head Office and Nakijin Free Ticket 1-day ticket 1000 yen
[Transfer time] About 45 minutes


【PM3:30】 Kouri Island (stay is about 1 hour)

It takes about 45 minutes from the Hotel Orleon Motoburizoto & Spa bus stop. Kori Beach, located at the entrance of a small island, about 8 km around, is a highly transparent sea with white sandy beaches. It's a shallow beach, so it's perfect for bathing.

Kouri Island is also famous for its Okinawan version of Adam and Eve Legend. In particular, Tine Beach, located on the north side of the island, is a commercial shot in front of a heart-shaped rock called "Heart Rock."

"Kouri Ocean Tower" has an observatory tower overlooking the beautiful sea and islands of Kori Blue. Please enjoy the panorama of the superb view of Kotori Island, which is also said to be a power spot throughout the island, from a height of 82m above sea level.

★Bus ride guide★

[Vehicle name] "Yanbaru Express Bus (Shishima Line)"-[Transfer 1] "Okinawa Bus No. 65"-[Transfer 2] "Okinawa Bus 77"
[Bus Stop Guide] 16:30 "Kourishima Bussan Center"-16: 44 "Nakasone (for headquarters)" [Transfer 1] 17:12 "Nakasone (for Nago)"-17:47 "Nago Bus Terminal" [Transfer 2] 18:00 "Nago Bus Terminal"-18:11 "Setomikei"
[Budget] 850 yen (for the section from Furuurishima to Nakasone uses a one-day ticket for the "Yanbaru Express Bus (Shishima Line)")
[Transfer time] About 1 hour and 41 minutes


★Moving guide★

※"Yofuke," Take a 5-minute walk from the bus stop to Nagoku Restaurant.
("Onaka, It takes about 30 minutes on foot from the bus stop to the restaurant. )

【PM18:20】 Nago Music Restaurant (stay is about 1 hour and 30 minutes)

When you leave the superb view of Furuuri Island and arrive in Nago city, it's almost time to get hungry. The dinner time was Nagoku Restaurant, which is popular for having more than 200 kinds of menus from Okinawa, steaks and regional cuisine using rare ingredients. Let's taste the dishes with plenty of locality in a popular dining room!

★Moving guide★

※Take a 5-minute walk from "Nagoku Restaurant" to "Yofuke" bus stop and get on the bus.

★Bus ride guide★

[Vehicle name] Naha Bus/Ryukyu Bus No. 111 Express Bus bound for Naha Airport International Terminal
[Bus Stop Guide] 19:29 "Setomikei"-20:59 "Asahi Bridge / Naha Bus Terminal"
[Budget] 2060 yen
[Transfer time] About 1 hour and 30 minutes

【PM9:00】 Naha Bus Terminal

It takes about an hour and a half from Nago on a bus. While we were slept, we arrived at Naha Bus Terminal at the starting point.

How was the bus trip to the northern part of Okinawa Island full of attractions? It is good to go around the destination efficiently with a rental car, but if you are a bus, you can get off at the spot you care about! You can taste locally brewed sake and beer! You will surely be able to discover your favorite Okinawan charm on your own trip. If you want to go more afford, you need to check the "route bus tour pass", which is unlimited rides on the route bus for 3 days! Please enjoy a bus trip in Okinawa.

Post: May 31, 2019 (updatedated July 2023)

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