Essential Sightseeing Spots
Islands Near Okinawa Island
- Islands Near Southern Okinawa Is.
- Islands Near Central Okinawa Is.
- Islands Near Northern Okinawa Is.
- Kerama Islands
Okinawa's Outer Islands
Many historical sites can be found in Okinawa's main city. Feel Okinawa's unique culture at places like the Makishi Public Market.
An area where you can feel Okinawa's nature and history, with popular spots like the World Heritage Site, Sefa-Utaki and Nirai Kanai Bridge, which has a sweeping view of the blue sea. You can feel Okinawa's hope for peace at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman City. As there are many fishing ports, fresh seafood and Uchina Tempura (Okinawan-style deep fried tempura) made with seafood are popular.
With theme park-like Chatan Town, Yomitan Village known for its history and Yachimun pottery, and Koza in Okinawa City- Okinawa's Little America, this is an area bursting with originality.
An area which has retained Okinawa's natural environment. Includes the Yanbaru area which is situated in the mountains and the popular Churaumi Aquarium. There are numerous eateries, including hidden cafes that seem to merge with nature and old homes that have been reformed into restaurants.
Islands Near Southern Okinawa Is.
Includes the lively tourist spot, Umikaji Terrace, and islands with rustic port towns with abundant marine products. These neighboring islands can be reached in less than an hour by car from Naha Airport.
Islands Near Central Okinawa Is.
Take a drive over the sea to the islands connected by the 4.75 km long Kaichu-Doro Sea Road. One of these islands, Hamahiga Island, is said to be the origin place of Ryukyu and there are many sacred sites on the island called utaki that are cherished by locals.
Islands Near Northern Okinawa Is.
Abundant nature survives in the northern area of Okinawa Island and you can encounter the natural scenery of the surrounding islands, as well. With its traditional townscape and beaches only locals know about, this is an area with a simple ambience.
Other Outer Islands
Island people lead easygoing lives amidst abundant nature on Okinawa's islands. All the information you need about charming spots on Okinawa's outer islands.
Ishigaki Island Area
Surrounded by the beautiful sea, Ishigaki Island is known for marine sports .We also recommend island-hopping to neighboring islands across the Yaeyama island chain.
Miyako Island Area
An island surrounded by the "Miyako Blue" sea. Its neighboring islands are connected by bridges known for their exquisite scenery.
Kume Island Area
There are many spots brimming with nature, such as Hatenohama Beach, the "power spot" Mifuga, and stone walls that create a mystical atmosphere.