Here I am finally sharing about my trip to Okinawa, where I went with my friend Patricia and Katol. I wanna make this post to share with you my experiences, and also as to inform you and help you plan your trip if you want to visit as well.
First of all, tickets !
We flew from Hong Kong to Okinawa, directly, with Hong Kong Airline and it was cheap, fast and efficient.
Fights were around 1500hkd (taxes included), we were so lucky ! The flight is 2:30 ! There is a time difference of one hour between Japan and Okinawa, so on the way there, it really felt fast.
As we arrived, we went through immigration and this took so long ! We were there for around one hour and a half, everyone gets checked and get their finger print taken. If you have a french or HK passport, you won't need a visa. Make sure you check this before any planning ! As a french citizen, I was given 3 months in Japan as a visitor.
First thing when you get there, get the money~ There was a 7eleven ATM in the airport entrance, the extra charges were very fair. I paid 110yen charge from the ATM + 20HKD with HSBC. You get charged each time you withdraw money, so big withdraws are the way to go.
When we finally went through immigration, we took the monorail to get to our hostel ! Price ticket varies depending on the length of your travel.
We went from Naha Kuko (airport) to Miebashi (around 15~20 minutes) and paid 300Yen each. A day travel ticket is 600Yen or 700Yen (if I remember correctly). The monorail is such a pleasant way to travel. I loved it. It's super cute, and I loved the tone when the train arrives to stations. Also, the view was incredible. I love Okinawa architecture. The buildings are so random. None looks like the others. And they were so colorful.