Travel Budget for Okinawa

Okinawa-ken, Japan

How much does it cost to travel to Okinawa?

How much money will you need for your trip to Okinawa? You should plan to spend around ¥12,717 ($122) per day on your vacation in Okinawa, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ¥2,820 ($27) on meals for one day and ¥1,143 ($11) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Okinawa for a couple is ¥17,664 ($169). So, a trip to Okinawa for two people for one week costs on average ¥178,033 ($1,703). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    ¥12,717
  • One Week Per person
    ¥89,016
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    ¥178,033
  • One Month Per person
    ¥381,499
  • One Week For a couple
    ¥178,033
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    ¥356,066
  • One Month For a couple
    ¥762,998
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A vacation to Okinawa for one week usually costs around ¥89,016 for one person. So, a trip to Okinawa for two people costs around ¥178,033 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ¥356,066 in Okinawa. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Okinawa can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Okinawa? How much money do I need for Okinawa?

How much does a trip to Okinawa cost? Is Okinawa expensive? The average Okinawa trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Okinawa prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Okinawa
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Okinawa is ¥8,832. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Okinawa is ¥17,664.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    ¥8,832
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    ¥17,664

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Food Budget in Okinawa
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Okinawa can vary, the average cost of food in Okinawa is ¥2,820 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Okinawa should cost around ¥1,128 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Okinawa is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    ¥2,820
Transportation Budget in Okinawa
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Okinawa is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ¥1,143 per person, per day, on local transportation in Okinawa.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    ¥1,143

Flights to Okinawa

How much does it cost to go to Okinawa? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.


Entertainment Budget in Okinawa
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Okinawa typically cost an average of ¥1,657 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    ¥1,657


Alcohol Budget in Okinawa
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about ¥1,767 on alcoholic beverages in Okinawa per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    ¥1,767


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Okinawa On a Budget
Okinawa Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and includes hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands. The chain of islands is off the southern mainland portion of the country and is made up of 49 inhabited islands and over one hundred uninhabited islands. Naha is Okinawa's capital, which is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.

Okinawa's pleasant climate and easy accessibility make it a popular travel destination for Japanese and international travelers alike. While it remains slightly undiscovered among foreign travelers, this continues to change every year.

Okinawa is an interesting place to visit in that it has its own unique culture and language. The population identifies themselves as unique from those living on mainland Japan and there remains a subtle, lingering resentment based on historical tensions that existed in the area. Okinawans refer to themselves as uminchu, or "sea people." Okinawans are credited with the creation of the martial art of karate. The area's music and food has also grown in popularity and the music shares many similarities with American rock and jazz. It is often played on the sanshin, which is a banjo like instrument.

Okinawa has a subtropical/tropical climate. The temperature stays about 68 degrees Fahrenheit most of the year and the islands are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs.
Sights
There are some interesting sights around Okinawa, but most people come to the islands to soak up some sun on the beaches. You can usually expect comfortable weather, even during the winter months when mainland Japan gets quite cold.

Cultural sights in the area include the Shuri Castle, which was rebuilt in Naha, and the well preserved village of Taketomi in the southern Yaeyama Islands. There are also several historical sights that relate to World War II. Most are located on the main island of Okinawa with the most famous being Peace Memorial Park in Naha, the navy's former underground headquarters, and the Himeyuri Monument.

Churaumi Aquarium on the Motobu peninsula is one of the most impressive aquariums in the world. It has one of the world's largest tanks where you can see whale sharks and manta rays.
Neighborhoods
Okinawa's inhabited islands are divided into the geographical archipelagos: Okinawa Islands, Miyako Islands, and Yaeyama Islands. Okinawa Islands are in the northeast and include Ie-jima, Kume-jima, Okinawa Island, and Kerama Islands. Miyako Islands are where you'll find Miyako-jima. Yaeyama Islands include Iriomote-jima, Ishigaki Island and Yonaguni.

Major cities include Ginowan, Ishigaki, Itoman, Miyakojima, Nago, Naha, Nanjo, Okinawa, Tomigusuku, Urasoe, and Uruma.

Activities
Okinawa offers some of Japan's best water sports. It is possible to enjoy snorkeling, diving, surfing, sailing, or fishing around the islands. The area is a world class diving destnation with over 400 types of corals, 5 types of sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and hammerhead sharks, as well as plenty of tropical fish. Snorkeling is best off of the smaller islands. Tokashiki is a popular day trip from Naha and can be reached by ferry.

Although surfing is popular, it's quite challenging in the area. The waves break over shallow rocks or reef and the waves can be challenging.

Offshore fishing is world class. Many of the fish are seasonal, but there are usually fish for every season. Marlin, mahi mahi, and tuna are all abundant in the area.
Food and Dining
Okinawa has it's own distinct cuisine that is very unique from traditional Japanese cuisine. The dishes are actually heavily influenced by Taiwanese cuisine. Common ingredients include pork, bitter melon, purple yam, mango, papaya, pineapple, dragonfruit, and calamansi. There are many local restaurants around the area where you can sample some local cuisine.

Interestingly, there are also several American chain restaurants that came to the area to serve the US military, even before they reached mainland Japan. A&W is available and serves hamburgers and root beer. Spam is also common throughout the islands.

Transportation
The cheapest domestic flights to Okinawa are usually into Naha, although there are direct flights to other islands including Miyako and Ishigaki.

If you're planning to travel between islands, it is possible by either ferry or plane. Many of the smaller islands are very infrequently serviced, so it is better to stick with the more populated, larger islands. Once on an island, it is possible to travel most places by public buses, which are readily available almost anywhere.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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