since we had some time before the car return time, so we headed to Naminoue Shrine thinking that we could see the shrine from the beach as on the guidebook.
Then it was a made scramble to return the car and to the local super market for some last minute shopping. There is a lot of souvenir shopping selection in the Okinawa domestic terminal but they close by 830pm.
We had to grab a quick 15 minutes dinner before rushing to our security check at 830pm for our flight departing at 850pm. Thankfully, security allowed us to cut the queue as our flight was departing in 15 minutes when we were waiting in line.
It was a full flight back from Okinawa to Haneda, Tokyo as most were returning back to Tokyo after the New Year holidays which this year was almost a 10 days break. Haneda domestic terminal was bustling with life.
Since I had a 630am flight the next morning to return to Singapore, we booked a 1 night accomodation at the nearby Haneda JAL City Hotel which was much cheaper compared to the one inside the airport. Another budget choice would First Cabin but only 1 person allowed in each room. Haneda JAL City hotel was small but clean and airport shuttle to the international/domestic terminals start as early as 4am. I took the 5am shuttle and arrived at the international terminal for check at 515am.