I am planing a 7-days-trip to Okinawa in late September. That will be my first trip to Okinawa and I feel very exicited about it.
After checking several pages I found out that public transportation network is not that good - compared with Tokyo.
I wonder if you can help me for following matters. If you have been in Okinawa already, i am looking forward to hear from your experience!
Have you ever travelled to Okinawa? Any recommendation to go? ( I am planing to go to Naha, Koza and probably one smaller island)
Is it difficult to drive a car there? (I am thinking of rent a car) I found it difficult in Tokyo and I also driving in HKG is not that easy. I am German and used to drive a car on the right side. Last year I have applied for international driving license. I expected there will be an exam, but there was not. Is it necessary to pass any test or similar, when I want to drive a car in Japan?
Have u ever tried to hire a taxi for a day?
Is there any night buses from Naha to the south and north of the island?
In order to keep costs low, I am thinking of buying the Air pass (can get discount on internal flights up to 50%) Does anybody used Air passes in Japan before?
Okinawa has their language. But can I still communicate there with "tokyo"- japanese?
Thanks for your advice in advance!
If you need advice for travelling in Honshu , please do not heistate to ask me.