With exciting watersports and beautiful natural scenery, Okinawa is an alluring tropical paradise with a fascinating past. Unwind on white-sand beaches, watch whale sharks feeding at the aquarium and visit the historic castle that was home of Okinawa’s former rulers.
Okinawa is the main island of the Okinawa Prefecture, an archipelago of 160 islands south of mainland Japan. Naha is the capital of the islands and the main entry point to Okinawa. Shop, eat and drink along Kokusai-Dori, Naha’s main street. Try some Okinawan soba, a local dish of wheat noodles served in hot soup.
Visit Shuri Castle, a restored ancient fortress that sits on a hill above Naha. A 40-minute drive south of Naha is Peace Memorial Park, a tribute to the quarter of a million American and Japanese civilians and soldiers who died on the island in one of World War II’s fiercest battles.
Learn about Okinawa’s marine life at Ocean Expo Park, on the northern part of the island. See whale sharks and tropical fish at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which houses one of the world’s largest fish tanks. This national park also has a re-creation of a 17th-century Okinawan village and a botanical garden with more than 2,000 orchids.
Okinawa has miles of stunning beaches that you can enjoy for most of the year, with swimming possible from April until October. Try scuba diving at Mission Beach or climb to the top of the lighthouse at Cape Zanpa.
The island offers many other attractions away from the beach. Hike through forest to the Hiji Waterfall and travel through the pineapple fields of Nago Pineapple Park. Explore streams and rock formations inside Gyokusendo Cave, one of Japan’s largest cave systems.
Reach Okinawa by flying into Naha Airport from Japan or China, and get around by bus, or rent a car or moped. Whether you want to relax on the beach or explore historic sites and marine life, Okinawa is an irresistible vacation destination.
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Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ryukyu Islands and Kokusai Dori. Peace Memorial Park and Fukushu-en Garden are also within 10 minutes. Kenchomae Station is 6 minutes by foot and Miebashi Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is steps from Kokusai Dori and Ryukyu Islands. Naha City Museum of History and Palette Kumoji are also within 5 minutes. Kenchomae Station is only a 2-minute walk and Miebashi Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Onna, this beachfront hotel is in a national park, just steps from Manza Beach and Ryukyu Islands. Onna Seaside Park Nabii Beach and Cape Manza are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Naminoue Beach and Kokusai Dori. DFS Galleria Okinawa and Shurijo Castle are also within 6 mi (10 km). Asahibashi Station is 12 minutes by foot and Kenchomae Station is 19 minutes.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Itoman resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bibi Beach, Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa, and Toyosaki Chura Sun Beach. Ryukyu Glass Graft and Senagajima Umikaji Terrace are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Onna, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Ryukyu Islands and Tiger Beach. Nakadomari Site is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.
Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is steps from Ryukyu Islands and Peace Memorial Park. Kokusai Dori and Shiseibyo Temple are also within 10 minutes. Asahibashi Station is 7 minutes by foot and Kenchomae Station is 13 minutes.
This family-friendly Nago hotel is located near the beach, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Busena Marine Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mission Beach and Nago City Hall. Cape Manza and Neo Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).