Day Trips by Monorail (Yui Rail) - Naha, Okinawa


Monorail is convenient transport when you stay at Naha, Okinawa and travel from airport to city. There are 15 stations but can cover the main sightseeing place in Naha. Monorail fare is not cheap comparing JR, subway. Purchasing 1 day / 2 day monorail pass can save your travel cost and some entrance fee of sightseeing place. The ticket is available 24 hours or 48 hours after the first using, does not expire on 0:00. I think it is fair. There are elevators every stations so carrying the luggage up and down is not problem. 


1 Day, 2 Days Ticket  (Unlimited use)

1 Day Ticket:   Adult  800 yen,  Child  400 yen  (Valid for 24 hours after purchase)
2 Days Ticket:   Adult  1,400 yen,  Child  700 yen  (Valid for 48 hours after purchase)

Fare Chart


Fare Chart: Yui Rail Website
Monorail Guide Website

Akamine Station

Manga Souko is large store where buying and selling the second hand goods such as CDs, DVDs, games, clothes, figures, books, accessories and etc. Second hand goods in Japan has good quality and reasonable price. 

Opening Hours: 24 hours. 

Access: Akamine Station, South Exit. Following the main road, cross the road and turn left. 
Manga Souko is on the right side. Just only 150 m. from monorail station.




Oroku Station

Aeon Naha Shopping Center consists of supermarket and shopping mall. There are food court and entertainment area. Food court is big but still has plenty of people. If you go to supermarket, don't forget to bring your own shopping bag. 

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 00:00

Access: Oroku Station, North Exit



Onoyama Park Station

Onoyama Park is a big park, located at center of Naha. Many big events are held here. 



Asahibashi Station

Asahibashi Station is close to Naha Bus Terminal. You can take the bus to the Southern or Northern Okinawa, also buy the day tour here. After you get off Asahibashi Station, someone may approach you and offer the tour. By the way, please be careful. 



Kencho-mae Station

Kencho-mae station is close to the department store and where can take the bus to Naminoue Beach. Naminoue Beach is where people can swim and participate in the event. I bought a day tour and pick up point is just short walk from Kencho-mae Station. Moreover, you can walk to Kokusaidori Street and enjoy the shopping.  


Kenmin Hiroba (Ref: Jumbo Tours)
Miebashi Station & Makishi Station

Short walk from Miebashi Station or Makishi Station to Kokusaidori Street where you can enjoy shopping along both side until the night. There are many cafe, restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops. On Sundays, the street is closed to traffic. Makishi Market is fresh market located near Kokusaidori. Please see my review here.





Omoromachi Station

Omoromachi Station is just only 2 stations from Makishi Station. The tourists can enjoy the shopping the brand-name and local products. 



T-Galleria where selling the brand name products, is next to monorail station. You can buy the duty free products here. 




Naha Main Place is the large mall, consists of restaurants (include food court on 2nd floor), supermarket, cinema, cafe, apparel shops and etc.   

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum is near Naha Main Place. If you buy monorail 1 day or 2 day pass, you can get the entrance fee discount. There are 2 main exhibtions; Museum and Art Museum. The entrance fee is separate. I only visited the museum and bought the ticket 330 yen (discount 80 yen because I showed the 2 day monorail pass. The museum is big and not crowded.  

Fees

The Permanent Exhibition
IndividualGroup
(Note1)
Additional exhibits
same day
(Note 2)
MuseumGeneral410Yen330 Yen
Senior High School /
College Students
260 Yen210 Yen
Elementary /
Junior High School Students
Non-Prefectural150 Yen120 Yen
PrefecturalNo chargeNo charge
Art MuseumGeneral310 Yen250 Yen
Senior High School /
College Student
210 Yen170 Yen
Elementary /
Junior High School Students
Non-prefectural100 Yen80 Yen
PrefecturalNo chargeNo charge
 * All fees noted are per person fees.
Note 1 Groups charges apply to groups of 20 or more
Note 2 Except when the other exhibit is free 
* Individuals 70 years of age or older may view the permanent exhibition free of charge (Please present identification verifying your age)



Shuri Station

Shuri Castle (Shuri-jo) is the well-known sightseeing spot in Okinawa. It is a registered world heritage that embodies the Ryukyu Kingdom. You can walk or take the bus from Shuri Station. Shuri Castle Review -> Click here

Shuri Castle Entrance Fee if you buy 1 Day or 2 Days Ticket
Adult 820 yen  -> 660 yen
High school 660 yen
Junior High and Elementary School 310 yen -> 250 yen

5 and under  Free



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