VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

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 “...
March 4, 2020

A Selection of 10 Okinawan Traditional Experiences

Below we introduce a selection of ten activities, including traditional crafts, traditional costumes, and food culture, that allow you to experience the traditions of Okinawa. Whic...
March 3, 2020

A Trip Around the History of Okinawa

For 450 years, before becoming Okinawa Prefecture in 1879, Okinawa was an independent country called the Ryukyu Kingdom. The Ryukyu Kingdom flourished as a base for East Asian trad...
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 28, 2020

Exploring Naha by Bicycle

Okinawa attracts dedicated cyclists to the Miyako Strongman triathlon and Tour de Okinawa, bicycle race but you can enjoy riding a bicycle in the cities and towns as well. Let’s ex...
February 27, 2020

Learn from the Wisdom of Long Life

Okinawa Prefecture is known for the longevity of its people, but Ogimi Village in the Northern Okinawa Main Island is specifically known as the “Village of Longevity”, and people c...
February 25, 2020

The Yaeyama Islands — A Blend of Natural Beauty and Timeless Culture

The Yaeyama Islands are widely known for their natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, superb diving, and lush vegetation. The entire area is a jewel of nature and important enough to be...
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 17, 2020

A Night in Koza — The Beating Heart of Okinawan-American Fusion Culture

There are many attractive nightspot areas on the Okinawa Main Island, such as Naha’s Kokusai Street and environs, and some areas around Chatan. But to get an authentic dose of Okin...
February 14, 2020

Okinawa is Riding the Wave of Specialty Coffee

Okinawa is riding the wave of specialty coffee and enjoying its blooming in this unique island environment. There are different types of coffee shops you can explore, coffee farmer...
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...
February 10, 2020

10 Must-try Okinawa Street Foods

Okinawa with its diverse food culture has plenty of unique local street foods. We have picked up 10 popular food items to enjoy like a local when you’re just strolling around with ...