Okinawa Transportation

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Okinawa Transportation

  • Okinawa Expressway Toll Road

    The Okinawa Expressway is the only toll road in Okinawa. It runs generally north to south on the island of Okinawa for a distance of over 57 kilometers. The expressway has ten exits and tolls are a total of 1000 Yen for the entirely length of the road. If you use an ETC system, some toll rates are significantly reduced.

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  • Naha Airport

    Naha Airport is the main commercial airport in Naha and Japan's seventh busiest airport, handling about 15 million passengers a year. The airport is connected to central Naha by the Okinawa Monorail, and buses and taxis make longer distance journeys. The airport has a lot of flights within Japan, as well as international flights to Korea, China,...

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  • Taxis in Okinawa

    Taxis in Okinawa, like elsewhere in Japan, are expensive. A cab from the airport to Kadena Air Base, a distance of about 23 kilometers, can cast as much as 6,000 to 8,000 Yen. Okito Taxi (0120) 21-5005 English AvailableMeiho Taxi (098) 937-2467 English AvailableSanyo Taxi (098) 936-7027 English Not AvailableFutaba Taxi (098) 898-2028 English Not...

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  • Biking In Okinawa

    Okinawa is a fantastic place to bike. Many coastal areas, like the Sunabe Seawall have paths dedicated to pedestrians and bicyclists. In most urban areas, the sidewalks are wide enough so you have no problem avoiding pedestrians. The only negative in Okinawa compared to mainland Japan is that the drivers here seem less observant of cyclists, so the...

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  • Buses on the main island

    A lot of tourists seem to hire cars to get around the main island of Okinawa, and that may be the best way of getting about, given that the only train of sorts is the Naha monorail.That said, there are plenty of buses plying their way around the island, and so it is possible to get around that way, although some routes don't have high frequencies.

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  • Naha Yui Rail Monorail

    The only train system in Okinawa Japan is located in Naha City and is known as the Yui Rail (Okinawa Urban Monorail). The monorail was opened in 2003, with the purpose of connecting Naha Airport to the rest of the city and providing a means of public transportation besides the often inefficient bus system.The current length of the Yui Rail is...

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  • Getting Around Naha

    If you ever spend a lot of time in Naha, there are better ways to get around than sitting in traffic on a bus or using up your budget by taking a taxi. One the better ways to get to most of the major areas of Naha is via the monorail, or "Yui Rail" as it is called. It only runs from the airport to Shuri Castle, but the cost is only 290 yen to cover...

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  • Monorail in Naha

    This is the only train in okinawa islands. It covers very small part on okinawa island but very convenient. It runs from naha airport to shuri castle. one way fare is 290 yen and run time is 27 mins. one can get single or multiple days pass for it. single day pass is 600 yen, 2 days pass is 1000 yen and 3 days pass is 1400 yen.

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  • Okinawa Expressway

    My one tip about the Okinawa Expressway is this: take it!!! There are no traffic lights, nobody is parked in the left lane, and nobody wants to make a right turn. I just love it. It is as easy to use as the Turnpikes out east. You will enter and take a ticket. Then you have a choice; south or north. North is Nago, south is Naha. For the most part...

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  • Okinawan Buses

    Okinawan Buses are known to be a little slow, expensive, and not always on time. However, for short rides they can be economical. For example, a ride within Naha City limits will cost a few hundred yen, but when heading from the airport to the main resort area of Onna Village (about 90 minutes away by car), it will cost over 1,000 yen (about...

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  • Modern way to get around Naha

    The Naha monorail system offers a safe and pleasant way to get to major destinations within Naha City. It is especially convenient for those traveling from the airport to downtown and Kokusai Street. Signs are in English so the monorail lines are easy to navigate. Short trips only cost a few hundred yen, while longer trips are a bit more expensive....

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  • Ferries to Outer Islands

    Getting out to the outer islands is fairly easy once you get to the port. You just buy a ticket, get on the ferry, and you're on your way! Okinawa's ferry terminals are extremely small in size, making it impossible to get lost or miss your boat. The three most popular destinations are the Kerama Islands, Miyako Islands, and the Yaeyama Islands. To...

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  • Ferries to the outer islands

    From mainland Okinawa to nearby islands, the main departure point is Tomari Port, also known as Tomarin. From south and northern boarding areas, boats leave for Kume, Tonaki, Aguni, Tokashiki, Zamami, Aka, Geruma, Minami Daito, Kita Daito and Ie islands. Boats with destinations to Ishigaki and Miyako islands leave from Naha Shinko Wharf (Aja Port)....

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  • Expensive

    Well, almost everything in Okinawa is expensive, and taxi's are definitely not excluded from that. Generally, you will be looking at $20 or more, for a ten minute drive. The taxi drivers are all very nice though.

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  • Need a car

    The only way to get around Okinawa easily is via car. If you don't have one, rent one. Otherwise your sightseeing opportunities will be limited to those heavily touristed areas accessible by bus.Traffic congestion poses a major problem on the narrow streets and roads of Okinawa. Roads are packed with mini-cars, economy cars, vans, trucks, buses and...

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  • Monorail or Sky train

    Naha has a brand new monorail cruising over head. What a great way to get around the city. It costs 200 yen ($1.83) to use.

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  • getting around

    The road system here in okinawa is not that complex. It's very easy to drive around as long as you keep in mind the major roads such as Route 58, 330 and 329 which run from north to south. They also have an expressway that runs almost the legnth of the island but be careful the speed limit hee is 80 kph and they have lot of speed traps. Be aware...

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  • Birthday Wari

    I went to Okinawa by Birthday Wari (Birthday discount) by ANA.In Japan, you can buy a domestic ticket (JAL & ANA) for a low price when your birthday. Almost all direction only cost 10000 yen for single trip. You can take max. 3 friends travelling with you and your friend will get the low price ticket too!!It is not only in your birthday but 7 days...

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  • Around Okinawa

    The simply way is rent a car. If you can't drive, take the taxi. Some place can be reach by monorail (quite new in Okinawa)Once when i took a taxi, i thought the driver is american or something like that (really dun look like a japanese...) but he is a japanese ...half maybe?

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