The means of transportation in Okinawa


The monorail runs from the Naha airport to Tedako-Uranishi Station. Lovingly referred to as the Yui Rail by residents, it runs 17 km in length, and can complete this journey in 37minutes. The monorail will stop running if wind speeds exceed 25m/sec, usually when typhoons are nearby, so please be sure to check the local conditions and status of the monorail before embarking.

Recommended for

・Those who want to thoroughly experience the culture and history of Shuri.
・Those who want a bird's-eye view of Naha
・Groups of 3-5 persons


On the main island of Okinawa, buses can take you almost anywhere you want to go, making them ideal for sightseeing. In addition, there are tour buses for popular spots, limousine buses to take you from the airport to your hotel, and 1 day bus tickets for all buses within Naha City, so even those without driver's licenses can get to all of their must-see spots with careful planning.

Recommended for

・Parties of 1-2 people
・Large groups of 10-30 people
・Those looking for cheap, easy travel
・Those who want to tour the northern areas of the island


Do you feel uneasy trying to navigate in new cities? Are you worried about driving on the left-hand side of the road? Then look no further than an Okinawan sightseeing taxi driver! Just sit back, look out the window, and soak in all Okinawa has to offer.

Recommended for

・Parties of 5 or fewer
・Those looking for recommendations from the driver
・Those unburdened with budget constraints who want to experience local culture

Rental Car

Enjoy the freedom and affordability of a rental car! Lose track of time as you follow your heart wherever it wants to take you in Okinawa, and don't worry, each car comes equipped with satellite navigation so you'll always find your way home.

Recommended for

・Parties of 5 or fewer
・Those with lots of luggage

Bicycle Rental

Hop on a bicycle and wander your way through Naha. A bicycle will also allow you to go to many places that are beyond walking distance. An excellent choice for solo travellers.

Recommended for

・Parties of 1-2 people
・Those who want to take their time exploring