Okinawa is a prefecture in Japan, so basically communications takes place in Japanese. However, some places can provide assistance in your language, such as tourism-related facilities and hotels.
You can obtain it by downloading from this site. In addition, the brochures are also available after arriving at the tourist information center in Okinawa, located on the first floor of Naha International Airport.
You can check it at the following Japan Meteorological Agency site.
Please confirm it on the following site.
Typhoons occur between June and October every year. Many typhoons come near Okinawa in August and September. We provide typhoon information at Be.okinawa site and SNS, so please check the information on the website and Facebook page.
Rainy season starts from early May and goes until late June every year. Past rainy season information can be found here. (*Written in Japanese)
In Okinawa, there is an information center dedicated for foreign visitors. Details are available at the following page.
You can check the annual events on this page.
You can exchange at Naha International Airport, Kokusai Street, and many other popular tourist locations. Also, there are some ATMs where you can exchange or make yen withdrawals from your home bank account, please check the link below.
It is possible. Please check below for conditions and procedures for duty-free.
Okinawa has AC100V at 60Hz, and outlets are 2-pin.
For more information, please check below.
Don’t worry about the words, but make sure to call 110 and contact the police in case of accidents, theft, and other issues. In case of health issues or a sudden illness, call 119.
Please check in advance with respect to road signs and lane directions. Also, there are bus exclusive lanes in Okinawa. Please visit the following page and confirm road signs and bus lane information.
*Some rental car companies provide driving courses in advance. If you are worried about driving, please ask the rental car company at the time of reservation.
It is possible. You’ll need to put them into the trunk when taking a taxi. You can also ride a bus with them, but you need to make it compact to avoid disturbing other passengers.
The bus routes to major tourist spots are indicated at the following. (Naha bus terminal sites)
Take bus No.83 from “Kamiizumi Bus Stop” next to Naha bus terminal. It will take about an hour.
Outlet Mall Ashibinaa:
Take No. 55. 56. 88. 98 bus from Asahibashi Bus Stop across from the Naha Bus Terminal. Take a bus toward Toyosaki Michinoeki and get off at Outlet Mall-Mae.It will take about 30 minutes.
Take bus No. 53 from Kamiizumi Bus Stop next to Naha Bus Terminal. After about 40 minutes, get off at Ou Bus Stop.
Take No. 20, 28, 29 bus from Naha Bus Terminal. After about 1 hour, get off at Kuwae Bus Stop. It is a 5-minute walk.
Take bus No. 28 from Naha Bus Terminal. After about an hour and a half, get off at Yomitan Bus Terminal. It is about a 30 minute walk after getting off.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium:
Take No. 20, 120 bus or No. 111 highway bus from Naha Bus Terminal and go to “Nago bus terminal.” From “Nago bus terminal” take No. 65, 66, 70 bus and get off at “Kinenkoen-Mae.” It will take about 3 hours.
Take No. 20 and 120 bus from Naha Bus Terminal. After about an hour and 40 minutes, get off at Onnamura Yakuba Mae Bus Stop.
Take 20, 120 bus or No. 111 highway bus from Naha Bus Terminal and go to Nago Bus Terminal. From Nago Bus Terminal, take No. 72 bus and get off at Yagahama Bus Stop. It is about 3 kilometers on foot, or you can take a taxi to Kouri Island.