Kouri Island is a circular island with a radius of about 1 kilometer, located to the northeast of the main island’s Motobu Peninsula. This small island is surrounded by emerald green seas.
With the opening of Kouri Bridge between Kouri Island and Yagaji Island in Nago in 2005, this outlying island became accessible by car.
Kouri Island has a circumference of about 8 kilometers, and it takes about 10 minutes to completely go around the island following the coastal road.
In the summer, you can enjoy activities like swimming and snorkeling at a variety of locations including: Kouri Beach which is located at the foot of Kouri Bridge, Tinu Beach, famed for its Heart Rock and Tokei Beach which features a giant’s kettle (a circular cavity in large rocks on the beach).
Additionally, you can enjoy a view of Kouri Bridge from the observation deck at Kouri Ocean Tower which stands 82 meters above sea level.
Access to Kouri Island
Kouri, Nakijin, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
About 110 minutes by car (on the Okinawa Expressway, toll section) from Naha Airport.
Okinawa Expressway: About 45 minutes by car (on general roads) from Kyoda Interchange
*From Kyoda Interchange, take National Route 58 north, take Prefectural Route 110 to Yagaji Island, and cross Kouri Bridge to Kouri Island
Kouri Island Basic Information