VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

March 8, 2021

Traditional Sabani Boating in Itoman

By good fortune, I find myself with five companions in a small boat off the coast of Itoman City, only a 20-minute-drive south of Naha Airport. The water is clear and blue, the win...
February 19, 2021

A Celebration of Fleeting Beauty

The arrival of cherry blossoms is the highlight of the Japanese year. Young and old celebrate the fleeting beauty of these delicate flowers. Okinawa’s subtropical climate means it ...
February 15, 2021

A “Nuchigusui” Gourmet Adventure in Okinawa’s Evolving Food Scene

While relatively small, the main island of Okinawa is home to a wealth of diversity. From the lush forests of Yanbaru in the north to the urbanized central areas and the historical...
December 23, 2020

A Family Trip to Northern Okinawa

For visitors with younger children, there are ocean activities that the entire family can enjoy together. Camping is also great for families to relax and reconnect. ...
November 17, 2020

Snorkeling Guide

Beginners friendly!The attraction of snorkeling in Okinawa. Compared to scuba diving, even the inexperienced can safely enjoy the beautiful waters of Okinawa by snorkeling. The oce...
November 17, 2020

Diving Guide

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...
November 16, 2020

Ocean Treasures: Okinawa’s Coral Reefs for Future

On the northwest coast of Okinawa, Onna Village is well known for diving spots such as Cape Manza and Blue Cave and has the nickname Coral Village. Local organizations such as Onna...
March 5, 2020

Stunning Colors of the Ocean around Miyako Island

A new airport on Shimoji Island opened in 2019, and visiting Miyako Region is becoming easier. The region is welcoming visitors from all over the world who want to see the famous “...
February 28, 2020

Yanbaru – Getting Back to Nature

Lush green forests, mangroves, waterfalls, and unique wildlife make Yanbaru the perfect place to immerse yourself in an idyllic landscape. Unwind from the hustle of everyday life, ...
February 21, 2020

A Relaxing Trip to Kume Island

Kume Island is called "Kumi no Shima," meaning the most beautiful island among the Ryukyu Islands. You can relax and heal yourself sunbathing on the famous Hate-no-Hama or riding a...
February 14, 2020

Discovering Sefa-utaki, Okinawa’s Spiritual Heart

Hidden by lush vegetation, Sefa-utaki is the most sacred place in the Ryukyu Kingdom. A visit to this hallowed ground, created amongst coral rocks and verdant trees, provides trave...
January 31, 2020

Up close with the Yonaguni pony, the indigenous horse of Okinawa

On the westernmost island in the Ryukyu Archipelago, at the very edge of Japan, live the indigenous Yonaguni ponies. ...