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3 day trip to Okinawa with toddler in December

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3 day trip to Okinawa with toddler in December

Need some advice! We're staying at the renaissance resort.. we definitely want to visit the aquarium .. anything else we can do? I hear there's a mall? We'd prefer not to drive since we aren't comfortable driving on the right side.. any advice? Many thanks in advance!!

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1. Re: 3 day trip to Okinawa with toddler in December

If you choose not to drive and I get the switching sides of the road can be confusing you'd have a couple of options.

You could take taxis which is a bit expensive, the hotel might be able to arrange for a taxi per day but still a bit expensive probably but would make the most of your time.

You could take the regular local bus here which is cheap but rather slow, link here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Driving is really the the most efficient and inexpensive and in my experience it's the turns that get confusing but if you keep that in mind should be ok but should do what's best for you. There are still some places we go that we don't drive, good luck!

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2. Re: 3 day trip to Okinawa with toddler in December

I realized after I posted I forgot other things to do....

North of your hotel around or near the aquarium are the links below:

Ryugujo Bitterfly park https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Nago Pineapple Park https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Okashi Goten https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Revie…

I'd skip eating lunch at the above place.

Nakijin Castle ruins https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

But might be a little cold

The mall I'm guessing is Rycom mall, new and big: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

On the way down there you could visit Yomitan Pottery village: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Ryukyu Mura: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

And there's another shopping area, Mihama American Village: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Further south are Shuri Castle, Navy Underground HQ from war, Okinawa World and in downtown Naha a lot of shopping, stores and Makishi Market. Just depends on your interests and time plus your transportation costs.

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3. Re: 3 day trip to Okinawa with toddler in December

This is great!! thanks!!

4. Re: 3 day trip to Okinawa with toddler in December

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