Attractions
June 25, 2019
Kume island, Miyako Region, Yaeyama Region
Known in Miyako Island as Maibama Beach, Yonaha Maehama Beach is praised as the best beach of the East. With its 7-kilometer long shore of white sand and cobalt blue glittering wat...
June 13, 2019
Around Northern Okinawa Island
True to its name, this beach offers a beautiful view of the emerald green sea and contrasting white beach. The place is also designated as one of “the 55 Selected Beaches in Japan”...
June 13, 2019
Around Central and Southern Okinawa islands
Impressive at this resort beach. Bathers flock to the beach with beach parasols in the summer, and enjoy all sorts of marine sports. Visitors can signup for a jet ski ride and glas...
September 4, 2017
Presenting an Okinawan Original Production, Ship of the Ryukyu
Haitai! It’s Mahae. This time I went to see a performance of Ship of the Ryukyu, a show that uses Okinawa’s traditional performing arts and is full of charm. ...
August 8, 2017
Hari (Hare)
Every year on May 4 of the lunar calendar (around late May to June) a ‘Hari’ takes place in fishing ports throughout Okinawa. This is an event where fishermen compete in boat races...
August 3, 2017
9. Sēfa-utaki
Utaki both a sacred place and a place of prayer. Sefa Utaki was the highest-ranking sacred place in the Ryukyu Kingdom. There is no artificial structure, the thick wood and bare ro...
August 3, 2017
8. Shikinaen Royal Garden (Shikinaen)
Shikinaen Royal Garden was the second residence for the royal families. It was built to entertain envoys of the Chinese Emperors, in 1799. ...
August 3, 2017
7. Sonohyan-utaki Stone Gate (Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon)
Sonohyan-utaki Stone Gate was built in 1519 and used as a spot for the royal family to pray at. They prayed for a safe journey when the king went outside the castle. ...
August 3, 2017
6. Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum (Tamaudun)
The Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum is the mausoleum where the 2nd Sho dynasty is entombed. It was built in 1501 during the period of King Sho Shin, the golden age of the Ryukyu Kingdom. ...
August 3, 2017
5. Shurijo Castle Park (Shuri-jô site)
Shurijo Castle was the kings’ castle after the unification of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It became the center of politics, diplomacy, and culture during the Ryukyu Kingdom Era. ...
August 3, 2017
4. Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (Nakagusuku-jō site)
Nakagusuku Castle was built to defend against attacks from the east by Lord Amawari of Katsuren Castle and was lived in by the great commander Gosamaru. ...
August 3, 2017
3. Katsuren Castle Ruins (Katsuren-jō site)
The Katsuren Castle Ruins are a “Teikaku-shiki” style castle that places four flat terrains in a staircase pattern. The castle wall was built utilizing a natural landscape and heap...
August 3, 2017
2. Zakimi Castle Ruins (Zakimi-jō site)
Zakimi Castle was built by Gosamaru, a great commander who played an important role during “Sanzan Period (war-torn era)” and worked hard to secure the Ryukyu Kingdom after its uni...
August 3, 2017
1. Nakijin Castle Ruins (Nakijin-jō site)
Back in the old days, there was a civil war period called “Sanzan Period,” and Ryukyu Kingdom was divided into 3 nations – Hokuzan, Chuzan and Nanzan. Nakijin Castle was a castle o...
August 3, 2017
Snorkeling
Compared to scuba diving, even the inexperienced can safely enjoy the beautiful waters of Okinawa by snorkeling. The ocean in Okinawa is clear enough to offer a view of colorful fi...
August 2, 2017
Whale Watching
An Impressive Experience to Encounter in Okinawa! A Whale Watching Guide From January to March, the ocean around Okinawa is in full action. This is the season when humpback whales ...
August 2, 2017
The Great Tugs-of-War
Tug-of-war events are held from June through August of the lunar calendar (July and September on the Gregorian calendar) in Okinawa. In Okinawa, the tug-of-war is generally charact...
August 2, 2017
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Located in Motobu of Northern Okinawa, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a popular tourist destination, visited by more than 3 million people each year. Under the concept of “encounteri...
August 2, 2017
Hot Springs
The sunset arrives and transforms the colors of the beautiful blue seas and skies. The open-air, natural spa offers a great view of the landscape. At dusk, the stars begin to shine...
August 2, 2017
Cherry Blossoms
Vibrant pink blossoms bloom in a beautiful backdrop of green mountains and blue skies. Leisurely stroll along and take pictures of the cherry blossoms, or check out the roadside fo...
August 2, 2017
Pottering – Enjoy pottering around! Okinawa x Cycling
On this varied course, you pass through quiet, historic hamlets with rows of Garcinia trees in the eastern part of Kume Island, and roll through fields of sugarcane. ...
July 27, 2017
Fresh Seafood Market
In Okinawa, surrounded by warm waters, a wide range of inshore fish are caught. Out of the various fish, the tuna catch in Okinawa is among the largest in Japan, and fresh tuna is ...
July 27, 2017
Okinawa Sports Calendar
Okinawa is a place where you can spend the whole year in comfort with abundance of nature and warm climate. ...
July 27, 2017
Maranic – Tour the island at your own pace Okinawa Sightseeing Maranic! Okinawa x Running
“Maranic” is a running style that offers the unique combination of running a marathon and having a picnic. Visit tourist attractions during your run, and savor local delights for l...
July 27, 2017
Sports
Okinawa Sports Calendar. Okinawa is a place where you can spend the whole year in comfort with abundance of nature and warm climate. ...
July 20, 2017
World heritage
From mid-15th century for approximately 450 years, there was a kingdom centering on Shurijo Castle inOkinawa. “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” was reg...
July 20, 2017
Karate
Karate is a very popular form of martial arts along with judo and kendo, and Okinawa is said to be the place of its origin. ...
July 20, 2017
Eisa
“In Okinawa, you can hear sounds of taiko being practiced somewhere every night when it comes close to Bon Festival each year. *Taiko is a traditional Japanese drum.” That’s right....
July 2, 2017
Diving Spots
Let’s look at diving spots that Okinawa is proud of in each area including Okinawa Main Island that easy accessible and popular for beach diving, Kume Island that features the endl...
July 1, 2017
Before Diving
Every diver desires the shining deep blue sea of Okinawa. There is so much fun to experience such as the high transparency of water, the creatures and beautiful corals that only se...
June 29, 2017
Diving and Snorkeling
The waters around Okinawa are perfect for diving with colorful gem-like fish swimming around the beautiful coral reefs. There are diving spots throughout Okinawa, drawing drivers f...
June 29, 2017
Beginners welcome! The staple marine activity
Okinawa is know for its blue ocean, white sandy beach and glittering sun! You can experience abundance of nature and meet a variety of creatures in the ocean of Okinawa and it is a...
June 29, 2017
Beach Information
Okinawa is surrounded by beautiful blue waters. In the crystal-clear waters, colorful coral reefs and a wide variety of marine life, which reside there, create a dream-like world. ...
June 28, 2017
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