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Japan: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

1. Japan: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Japan hassle-free with a convenient eSIM data plan of your choosing. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage allowing you to easily upload your photos, navigate on maps, and communicate with your friends. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, choosing from a variety of data packages, validity options, and even having the option of adding coverage in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your vacation. Choose a zero-waste solution and avoid the trouble of having to manage multiple SIM cards. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GetYourGuide voucher. APN (Access Point Name): vmobile.jp Local operator: Docomo

Japan: eSim Mobile Data Plan

2. Japan: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Japan hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Japan. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you cannot connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: Docomo/Softbank/KDDI

Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

3. Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a full-day snorkeling excursion from Naha and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning natural seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from a designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check in and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork.  Next, do a fitting of your snorkel gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, and then follow the staff to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are briefed on how to snorkel. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles.  Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your drop-off point.

Naha: Kerama Islands 1-Day Snorkeling Tour

4. Naha: Kerama Islands 1-Day Snorkeling Tour

Explore the Kerama Islands from the water on a cruise to the Kerama Islands. Enjoy the colorful underwater world using the snorkeling equipment included in your tour. Comfortable boat with tea. Enjoy the underwater beauty of Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, and Aka Island. Don your quality snorkeling gear and jump into the water. Look for colorful underwater life. Enjoy snorkeling. Enjoy a comfortable voyage on a large ship and enjoy Kerama Blue shaved ice as it cools down along the way. (August and September). The water temperature in winter is 22℃, and the outside temperature is around 20℃ even in winter. If it's chilly, a 3mm hooded vest or coat will keep you comfortable. Events such as traditional Japanese mochi pounding will also be held on January 1st for your enjoyment. You can make your own lunch and enjoy it during your trip, or choose an option that includes lunch such as warm Okinawa soba or oden to make your trip even more fulfilling.

Naha: Day Trip to Tokashiki Island with Lunch

5. Naha: Day Trip to Tokashiki Island with Lunch

Embark on a round-trip ferry ride between Naha and Tokashiki Island. Encounter the beauty of nature on this day tour of the world-class Kerama Blue. Enjoy swimming in the beautiful sea. Depart from Naha on a 70-minute cruise. After arrival at Tokashiki Port, benefit from a transfer to get to Aharen Beach. Look for a microbus with a sign that says "Sea Friend" on it. Enjoy the scenery on the way from Tokashiki Port to Aharen Beach. Aharen Beach is the bigger of the island's 2 main beaches. Relax on the white-sand shores along waters that are separated into swimming and snorkeling zones. It is equipped with beach huts, restaurants, toilet, and shower facilities. Enjoy free time to swim. Take a leisurely walk around and feel the tropical mood. Admire the beauty of the clear sea waters referred to as Kerama Blue. Transfer from Aharen beach to Tokashiki Port when going back to Naha by ferry. Take the opportunity to shop at a local souvenir shop. The tour finishes upon arrival at Tomari Port in Naha city.

Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Full-Day Intro-Diving Trip

6. Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Full-Day Intro-Diving Trip

Embark on a full-day introductory diving excursion from Naha and explore the underwater beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check-in you and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork. Next, do a fitting of your diving gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, learn about the functions of the diving equipment, and then follow your instructor to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are further briefed on the basics of diving. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park alongside your diving instructor. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles. Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Continue to a third scenic location where you can snorkel. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.

From Naha: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Kerama

7. From Naha: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Kerama

Depart from Naha to Tokashiki Island on a speedboat or ferry. Upon arrival at Tokashiki Port, look for a small bus with a sign that says "Sea Friend" on it. This shuttle bus will take you on a scenic journey from the port to Aharen Beach. Check in at the "Sea Friend" shop, then board a boat to go snorkeling. The instructor will give you snorkeling instructions, so even first-timers can take part. The boat will take you to the most beautiful snorkeling points in Kerama. Admire the beautiful color of the sea, known as "Kerama Blue". The instructor will accompany you in the water, so even those who can't swim can participate. Encounter beautiful corals and colorful fish as you snorkel and explore the water. After snorkeling, you will have free time back at Aharen Beach before the speed boat or ferry ride back to Naha.

Okinawa: Full-Day Bus Tour to Yanbaru National Park

8. Okinawa: Full-Day Bus Tour to Yanbaru National Park

Explore popular spots in the northern part of Okinawa and enjoy the beautiful nature of the Yanbaru area. Take a guided walk in the Higashi-son Fureai Hirugi Park. Observe wildlife species like the Okinawa rail. Listen to commentary at every stop on the tour with an audio guide. Visit the Yanbaru Forest Visitor Center Dome Theater. Watch videos projected onto the 360-degree dome-shaped screen on the ceiling. Get introduced to spots in Yanbaru that are not covered on the tour. Have lunch at the Fisherman's Dining in Kunigami Village. Feast on a set meal of sashimi and fried fish . Observe the beautiful ocean from the observatory at Cape Hedo, the northern tip of the island. Hike in the rich nature of Yanbaru National Park and Daisekirinsan. Marvel at the unique tropical plants and rocks. If you are lucky, you can spot the Okinawa rail, a nationally protected species. Meet an Okinawa rail at the Okinawa Rail Ecology Center. Okinawa rails are listed as endangered and live in the only northern forest of Okinawa. Take the opportunity to shop at the roadside Station Yui Yui Kunigami. This is a great spot to buy local souvenirs. A multilingual audio guide will help you learn about each spot you visit. Listen to a full explanation of Okinawa during this tour.

Motobu: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Entry Ticket

9. Motobu: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Entry Ticket

Uncover the mysteries of the deep blue sea and explore Okinawa's marine creatures with entry tickets to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Visit one of the popular attractions in Japan and one of the world’s biggest aquariums. Step inside the expansive aquarium and come face to face with the majestic whale shark, the largest fish in the world, in the Kuroshio Sea main tank. Be mesmerized by the ocean’s varying shades of blue in stark contrast with the vivid hues of sea plants and corals. Observe manta rays playing in harmony and schools of fish gliding through the waters. Discover over 80 species of coral reefs and other abundant marine life. Pet sea cucumbers and starfish, and capture your experience with fun photos.

Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

10. Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Have fun kayaking amongst the mangroves on the Hija River. Appreciate the natural beauty and spot different plants and creatures living here in the rare ecosystem. As the river is calm, the kayak tour can be enjoyed by the whole family and all experience levels. The Hija River is just a few minutes drive from Route 58 in Kadena Town on Okinawa Island. Check in with the local partner, change into your swimsuit, and receive kayak instructions. Your guide will teach you how to paddle and introduce you to the living creatures you may encounter on the tour. Start kayaking through the mangroves. After listening to the guide's instructions, enjoy exploring the mangroves on your kayak as you look at the plants, rare birds, and small living creatures living in this unique environment for around 1 hour.  After the tour you can change at the shop.

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4.6
(148 reviews)

The bus stop was easy to find. Overall, the trip was very well organized. Our guide Koko was very nice and did everything to make the trip great for us. There was always an English translation. You first drive to a mangrove forest where a ranger tells you a lot about mangroves and the animals that live there. Afterwards there is an early lunch with extremely good raw fish (vegetarian option was organized). Afterwards we went to Cape Hedo and were allowed to hike through the Daisekirizan as we wished (there was also a free drink). Afterwards we went to the Higashi Ecology Center, a reception station for Okinawan Rails, and to the Yanbaru Kuina Center where you can watch a short film and there is a small shop with local specialties. Overall, we were on the road from 7:45 a.m. to around 6:00 p.m., although of course you also sit on the bus for a while because you want to get to the north. An absolute recommendation from our side!

Our instructor was Oikawa. He was very nice, accommodating and we had a very fun time! We were picked up from the meeting point on time and the transport to the Kerama Islands was good. Snorkeling and diving were very interesting. In the late afternoon we were taken back to our hotel.

Super great! Even though I ended up not being able to dive bc of ear pain, the instructors were all super patient and helpful and made sure I got to explore regardless. We saw some rain but got to see so many cool fishes, sea snakes, and more, def would recommend !

We definitely loved the tour, fortunately the weather was nice at that time so we can finish the whole route as schedule. The guide were so experience and knowledgeable. We enjoy the shopping as well

I felt safe at all times, even though it was my first time snorkeling.