VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

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...
January 20, 2021

An Indulgence in Royal Hospitality and Okinawa’s Rich Performing Arts Culture

With its infectious rhythm and energetic hand gestures, experiencing Okinawan folk music and dance is a wonderful part of spending time on the islands. Dig a little deeper, though,...
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 27, 2020

A Grand Tour of Renewal and Relaxation in Southern Okinawa

Okinawa's warm subtropical climate and clear azure waters have made the islands a popular marine sports destination. Still, Okinawa can also provide relaxation and tranquility for ...
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...
October 27, 2020

A One Day Trip in Naha with a Dash of Karate

Okinawa boasts some of the best beach resorts in Japan, visited by many domestic and foreign tourists, but did you also know that it is the birthplace of karate? There are some 130...
March 31, 2020

Explore Shuri, a Cross Road of the Past and Present

The Ryukyu Kingdom emerged about 600 hundred years ago, when the Ryukyu Islands were unified for the first time under a single king. The kingdom was centered on the island of Okina...
March 13, 2020

3 Compact Theme Tours in Naha

The city of Naha is the bustling capital of Okinawa Prefecture, which in the Ryukyu Kingdom era was the main port and hub of foreign trade with South-East Asia, China, Japan, and K...
March 5, 2020

A Day to Relax and Explore Ie Island

Ie Island is just a 30-minute ferry ride from the main island of Okinawa and a perfect place to spend a day or weekend exploring and relaxing. You can discover the island by car, ...