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Okinawa Self Drive Trip Kids Friendly Itinerary Day 5

Day 5 of our 8 Day 7 Night Okinawa Self-drive Trip with Kids Itinerary via Taiwan


Check out of Marine Piazza hotel at 9 amAshibina Outlet Mall2:30 pm return rental car at Toyota Rent a Car, Naha airport branch16:40 hrs Depart for Taiwan via Peach AirlinesWe only have half a day in Okinawa today and as we stay all the way to the North in Nago area which is some 2 hours away from NAHA airport, we need to check out of the hotel and leave early.


We managed to have breakfast and checked out of our hotel at 9 am according to plan. The Okinawa Expressway was relatively empty and super easy to drive. Just 1 straight road. It took as less than 1.5 hours to reach NAHA area.

Ashibina Outlet is located 10-15 minutes from NAHA airport so you can make this your last stop. Most car rental companies have an outlet near NAHA airport as well so you can pop by to return your rental cars before heading to the airport. Most of them provide free shuttle services to the airport.
Looking really really grumpy
So Sti…

Okinawa Self Drive Trip Kids Friendly Itinerary Day 4

Day 4 of our 8 Day 7 Night Okinawa Self-drive Trip with Kids Itinerary via Taiwan 



Churaumi Aquarium ( 5mins drive)Dolphin Programme at Motobu Genki VillageWent back to Marine Piazza to rest (sticky bean fell sick)Aeon Shopping Mall Nago for dinner and supermarket shopping
We had a great night sleep at Marine Piazza Hotel and woke up bright and early today. Our target is to get to Churaumi Aquarium early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

Breakfast at Marine Piazza Hotel was a decent affair and if you ask me, I'd prefer the breakfast served at Okinawa Grand Mer resort, the porridge there was so flavourful. But you get to enjoy the beautiful sea view at breakfast here at Marine Piazza Hotel.






Sticky Bean didn't eat much at breakfast, it was only until much later that we realised that was because she is starting to feel ill =(.

We went back to our room to dress up and get ready to leave for Churaumi Aquarium, located a 5 minutes drive away from Marine Piazza.

Unfortunately, it was a gl…

Okinawa Self Drive Trip Kids Friendly Itinerary Day 3

Day 3 of our 8 Day 7 Night Okinawa Self-drive Trip with Kids Itinerary via Taiwan

Check out of Okinawa Grand Mer Resort at 10 amCape Manzamo, 萬座毛 (Elephant Cliff), Map code 206 312 097 (40 mins drive)Busena Marine Terrace, Map code 206 442 075*11 (20 mins drive)Lunch along the way at a "yoshinonya look alike' (20 mins drive)Neo Park (17 mins drive)Check in at Marine Piazza HotelIt's time to check out of Okinawa Grand Mer Resort and move up north to Nago area to spend another 2 nights. Reluctantly, we checked out of Okinawa Grand Mer Resort after breakfast. I'm missing our Japanese style tatami room already.

The check out process was a breeze, it took less than a minute, simply return the keys to the reception and you're good to go.




Again, the itinerary for today was planned in such a way where we can make stopovers en route to North Okinawa, Nago area so that the trip is more pleasant and doesn't seem that long. That's the beauty of a self-drive trip eh?

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